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Array THE CP.
CRANBROOK,   BRi I isll   COLTJMBIA,   TUESDAY,   MAY   84,   1898.
Anglo American Alliance Reported Con
Spanish War-Ship Knooks Out a
Britlah OOllltr -Goiiornl
War Ntiwn.
]Iai,[]*a\, Mny ii)—A report lia» jusl
reached hero from Caseu Cove, on the
wi si slum- ni this provluce, which Bays;
Nina war ships were Righted off Endtan
Island, linn Cape i.iliu/i' Hiis mor ii log,
moving in a Bouthorly direction.
Spanish Coaling Station.
London. May 19.—A dispatch to lhe
Star front Montreal says: Senor Polo
announces liy cable tlmt ho lias secured
a co il depot near St. Pierre Mtyuelon, 11
VrtMu-li colony on tho south coast of Newfoundland) where tliu Cadiz squadron
will ronl before bomhardiug.lhe Atlantic
seaports of the Uuitud Slates, while tbe
Capo Verde squadron draws of the fleet
commanded by Sampson aud Schley.
Nhw Ooiiiolloatlons.
St. Thomas, Whst Indibs, May 23.
The Spanish cruiser rsabella II, fireil on
the British steamer Roth, which arrived
at Sin Juan nfter ihe bombardment.
The Roth was loaded with a cargo of
coal. It is supposed llie Spaniard's intention was to cripple her so thut she
couhl not leave- por".
A Washington special says the incident promises serio is complications.
Gon-j to M .nilla.
Washington, May 23.—The first regiment of California volunteers, numbering 1086, officers and men. left ou the
City of Pekin for Manilla, this morning.
The Montg tiieiy will leave tomorrow.
No news of lhe fleet has been given out.
Tlie Anglo-American treaty is reported
signed; also the Pr. nco-Spanish alliance.
Opaf rraed,
Kkw YORK, May 19 —A Montreal special to the World confirms the London
c. 11. Wales am) ll. W, 1-arsons hereby glvo
notice tlmt sixtv days after ilitte we Intent) to
io apply to tiit> till r I'Minnta-toncr oi Until
nml Work-, for permission tu purchase 330 acros
of l*ni(lsll*Mteil iu 111 1 Kootenny district ami
tjetcrlueii as follows: Cuuimeiiciiigatn post sot
at tlio south-west corner of Ui co <i. 1, thence
we 140 chains, Hi -n b noitli mi chains, thence
enii *o chains, tlteao ■ soulli W chains to place or
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The large aild Commodious Steamers
tine hundred passcUgcrs and one
hundred and lifty toutfrelghteach
will open the navigation season on the
Kootenay Itlvor fiom
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For nil points in Kast ICootenay
About : April 20th.
l'or iiRSjengor ami frclKlii vats* mltlii'ss tin,
ciiiniiaiili1.' fijjont at .lunuiii'.'H. Mttatiilia, or till'
Port Steck- or Wnnlntr, II. C.
report that Senor Polo has arranged for
coal at St. Pierre Miquelonfor the Spanish fleet,
Ehot nu Boffllah Soltlior-
GtBRAT.tAR, May 19—A number ol
British Boldtera, while boating yesterday
afternoon, attempted lo land on Spanish
territory, whereupon tbe sentry Bred
1111011 ihetu and wounded one man.
CuiCAdo, Mav ni.—A special lo the
jinuual front   WOBhillglOII  BOyBi    llilor-
ma lion has reached lhe state tleparlmeut
thai German gunners have been assigned
to ihe Spanish fleet now lining out at
Madrid j May 19.—A dispatch from
lliivain says Santiago de Cuba has been
bombarded hut uo great damage done.
Bxp'cunlotiB of Friendship.
Ottawa, May 19. — Sir Wilfrid Laurier expressed in Ihe houso today the
mor 1 kindly feelings for the United States
which were fully concurred in hy .Sir
Charles Tupper, the Opposition leader.
Ai Ships Shut Out.
WASHINGTON, May 21.—No vessels of
any nationality are allowed to cuter Havana now.
Spanish Fleet aighted.
Nttw York, May at.—A Washington
dispatch Bays Secretary Loug hns received a eablegrnm from Captain Sampson
announcing that his scouts have located
the Cape Verde fleet at Santiago deCuba.
Orders were dispatched to Commodore
Schley nt Key West to put out lo sea.
The flying squadron, in sections, were to
sail around Cuba to the west and find
Servera's fleet and capture or destroy it.
Commodore Schley was instructed to
use his utmost endeavors to prevent the
Spanish fleet from entering the harbor
at Cienfuegoa or Havana.
* - ^.-^     *
Mr. II, M. Burwell has gone to Vancouver, his home, hut will return In three
Messrs. Mcl.eod & Davis, of Fort
Steele, were in town last week, going to
Palmer's Bar the day following, where
ihey intend establishing a hotel.
],. U. Vauikc'ir of Swansea is enroittc
to southern California lo spend a few
weeks at sotne of the famous hot spring!
which arc saiil lu cure rheumatism.
Thomas William Leask, ol Gore Bay,
Monitoulin island, Lake Huron, is here
this morning, and maj remove liis planing mill aud Bash and door plant to this
Rev. Mr. Oliver wns in town for a short
time Saturday, en route !o Macleod to
attend the Presbyterian assembly at that
point, lie will hold services iu Cranbrook Sun lay, June 5,
Francis Bender, nf llutlc, mentioned
elsewhere iu connection wilh Perry
Creek mines, returned to towu yesterday
nnd purchased four lots in block 20, thus
practically demonstrating the sincerity
of his praise for Cranbrook.
W. T. Kaake, of the firm of Kaake St
Williams, is at Cranbrook and is conducting some extensive building operations. Before he returns he will have
erected, no doubt, a majority of the
buildings at Cranbrook, ns his firm did
in Trail.—News.
C. C. Clover, a miner from Spokane,
arrived aud outfitted in town last week.
He lias property on Palmer mountain
which he will push development work
on Mr. Clover was agreeably surprised
when he arrived in Cranbrook) as when
he used to "cross the prairie last fall
there was not a sign of n building or
lown."    The miners and   prospectors in
the numerousdlstrictasurrouuding Cran
brook are all of the same opinion.
"Joe" Shea, a well-known and popular hotel niati of Moyie City, was in town
Sunday. While here Mr. Shea nnd W.
T Kaake met and after e,few hard looks
at each oilier clinched hands nnd shook.
It seems Hint about twelve years ago
Messrs.   Shea and  Kaake were  in   the
memorable Coeur d'Alette stampede to
Bogle City, and in company with others
in that ill-nilviseil rti.sli, hud n Klondike
experience of il for a tune.
The Queen's birthday arrived iu town
this morning, but did not lind any very
1 xtenslve preparations made for the cet-
cbratlon of the natal day of the good
".Mother of .Nations." The Cinnbrook
Trading Company had a substantial Hag
pole cieclcd on their store, and the lliii-
ish colors flying therefrom. While no
general  celebration  is in  progress in
Cranbrook, the occasion is remembered
lo all, nnd the universal expression is
one of loyally and love for the good
■necn who has sei an example worthy of
■inul.ition by all crowned heads of the
world.   Long live the queen.
Going for iho Persimmons.
The Craubrook Trading Company
Ised a flag-pole yesterday, aud Kaake
& Co. followed wilh one right alongside
of it, and a few feet higher. Lasl night
the Trading Company's pole was taken
down   and a new one put up, from lln
Oiw of Ihe Greatest Men nf Modern
times Has Passed Awav.
DIED riiUBSDAY, MAV 19, AT 5 A. M.
qowu   aim a new  oue  put  up, Irom llie -
lolly summit of which lhe Union Jack I
looked down, tliis morning, with a com*
place 111 nniie  on   Kaake's   little   pole;j
this was two much for Kaake's patriot- :
ism, and as he gazed through the plate-
glass front of lhe Cranbrook hotel   he
said ''the persimmons are what I am out
lor, and I must have the longest pole to |
gel tt.ent," nud forthwith he Started out j
a man for a 70-foot pole, which he will !
creci immediately, and he aald if neces-1
sary he would keep erectinguntil.he was
conceded the longest pole.
Later. j
As "Jack" Hutchison gazed wilh pride
this morning on his lofty pole, he was I
informed that Knake & Co. were going !
to dwarf his Btoff] "Can't stand their
work," said Jack; "I'll have the longest'
pole if I have to cut down the North and
South poles and splice them together." j
And Knake, hesays, " Oh, 1 don't know;
you watch my .'.inoke." 1
A Driof   Sketch of  tho   Political
Life Hurt Hoivloos of "Ono of
Nature's Noblemen."
The following brief dispatch, which
was Hashed throughout the civilized
world Thursday last, was received without surprise, as ibe distinguished statesman bad been rapidly drawing nearer to
his last moments on earth, for several
l.ondon, May ty, iSyS.—Mr, Gladstone
p&dsed away nt 5 a. m, today.
liight Hon. Kwurt Gladstone was the
fourth son uf the late Sir John Clad
Stone, Dart , of Pasque county, Kincardine, N. It., a well-known merchant of
Liverpool, where he was horn on Dec. 29,
1809 He was educated at Kton and
Christ Church, Oxford, of which he was
nominated a student ill 1829. He graduated, taking a double first class, iu 1831,
Having spent some time 011 a continental tour he wns returned at the general
election in December, 1H32, in the Cou-
servative interest for Newark, and entered Parliament just when the struggle
of the parties was at its height. In the
House of Commons his mercantile origin, tbe success of his iiuversily career,
his habits of business and high character recommended htm to the notice of
Sir Robert Peel, who in Decetuber, 1S34.
appointed bim to a junior Lordshlo of
the Treasury, nnd in February, 1835, Under Secretary for Colonial Affairs. Mr.
Gladstone retired from ollice with his
ministerial leader iu April, nud remained
iu opposition until Sir Robert Peel's re«
turn 10 power in September, 1841, On
accepting office under Sir Robert 1'ecl iu
1841 as Vice President of the Board of
Trade and .Master of Mint Mr, Gladstone
was sworn m as a l'rivv Councillor.
Iu 1S43 Mr. Gladstone succeeded the
Earl of Ripon as president of ihe hoard
Of trade, but resigned lhat office early in
1845, Iu January, 1846, Sir Robert Peel
announced his intention of proposing a
modification of tha? corn laws Mr.
Gladstone, who had succeeded Lord
Stanley (the late liar! of Derby) in the
post of secretary < f •:,:.ie for the colonies adhered to the leider under whom
he had entered upon ministerial life, but
he found himself frequently opposed to
his former friends on the questions of
University reform and removal of Jewisli
disabilities, mid eventually separated
himself front the great body of the conservative party in February, 1S51. At
lhe general election in the July following Mr. Gladstone wns re elected lor the
University of Oxford. On lhe formation of what is generally known as the
coalition government under the Earl of
Aberdeen, in December, 1S52, Mr. Gladstone was appointed to tlie chancellorship of the exchequer, After lhe breakup of the Aberdeen administration Mr.
Gladstone at first continued lo occupy
ihe same post, but be resigned in the
course of a (vw weeks, For some lime
Mr. Gladstone, who held no public ollice
gave Lord I'almer.slou's party an independent support, lu the winter of '5.S 9
he accepted under I.ord Derby's second
cabinet a special mission lo lhe Ionian
isles to arrange certain difficulties which
had arisen In the administration of thnt
dependency, and iu Jnue. 1S59, resumed
ollice under Lord l'almerstoii as chancellor of the exchequer,
In July, 1861, he was solicited to become a candidate, in the Liberal interests, for South Lancashire, bul refused
to forsake his constituency. Having
been rejected by the University of Oxford nt the election of July, 1835, Mr.
Gladstone w is returned, being third on
the poll, lor South Lancashire. After
the death of Lord l'almerstoii, he became leader of lhe House ol Commons,
retaining the chancellorship of the exchequer in Lord Russell's second administration. Marly in lhe srssiou of 1866
he brought iu a reform hill, nnd a motion iu committee having been carried
on June iSth against the Government by
11 voles, Mr. Gladstone and his colleagues resigned. The divisions in the
Liberal ranks prevented him from defeating Mr. Disraeli's reform bill, which
he strenuously opposed.
At the general election of lS6,S, Mr.
Gladstone stood as one of the candidates
lor South  Lancashire, but was defeated.
On  the resignation of Mr. Disraeli's
ministry lu December, 1868, Mr. Gladstone succeeded lhat statesman as first
lord of the treasury. The principal
events of his administration were the
passing of the Irisb Church disestablishment act (1870), and the Elementary Education net (1870); the abolition of purchase iu the aiiiiy hy the exercise of the
royal prerogative, in consequence of an
adverse vote by the House of Lords on
the Army Regulations bill (1871); the
passing of the Ballot act (1872). and the
Judicature act (1873). The principal
measure proposed by the Government
in the session of 1873 was lhe University
l-ducaiioii (Ireland)bill, which was opposed by the Roman Catholic members,
who, voting on this occasion with lhe
Conservative^, caused the rejection of
the hill by 2H7 to 2S4 on March II, Upou litis Mr. Gladstone tendered his resignation to her Majesty, nml Mr. Disraeli was sent for: but as he declined to!
take ollice Mr. Gladstone, though wilh I
reluctance, undertook ou March 16U1 to I
reconstruct lhe cabinet. In August, 1873,'
Immediately after the close of theses-'
aioii, ihe cabinet was considerably remodelled, Mr. Gladstone assuming the
chancellorship of the exchequer, iu addition to his (flice of hirst Lord of ihe
Treasury. On January 3.)lb, 1S71, Mr.
Gladstone look everyone by surprise by
announcing the Immediate dissolution of
parliament aud issuing his address lo the
electors of Greenwich, in which be promised to abolish the Income tax. At the
geneial election which followed, the
votes were, for lhe first time, taken by
secret ballot. The result proved most
disastrous to the Liberal parly. The returns completed February 27 showed
lhat 351 Conservatives bad been elected
and 302 Liberals, inclusive of Home
Rulers, Mr. Gladstone at once resigned
aud Mr. Disraeli became prime minister.
In ihe session of 1874 Mr. Gladstone,
who had been re-elected for Greenwich,
wns rarely to be seen in his place in the
Douse of Commons, bul at its close he
offered a persistent opposition to the
Public Worship Regulation act.
On January 13, 1875, three weeks he-
fore the assembling of Parliament, Mr.
Gladstone announced in a letter to Karl
Granville his desire to retire from the
leadership of the Liberal party. "At
the age of 65," he remarked, " and nfter
42 years of a laborious public life, I think
myself entitled to retire on lhe preseut
opportunity. This retirement is dictated to me by my personal views as to the
best method of spending the closing
years of my life." Soon afterward the
Marquis of Hartington was chosen hy
the Liberal party ns their leader iu the
House of Commons, Subsequently,
however, Mr. Gladstone constantly took
part in the discussions of the assembly.
March 9, 1878, Mr. Gladstone sent a
letter to tbe president of the Greenwich
F'ive Hundred, stating that he would
only represent that borough until the
next general election. Early in 1879
be had been invited to become the Liberal candidate for Midlothian, nnd the
crowning incident of the electoral campaign iu the ensuing parliamentary recess was bis visit to Scotland in connection with bis purpose of contesting that
county at lhe general election. He set
out from Liverpool for Edinburgh on
Nov. 24 and from lhat dnte with the exception of two days' ret at Taymottth
castle, his life, till his return to Ha warden on December 9th, was a long succession of enthusiastic receptions and unwearied speech-making iu condemnation
of the policy of the Conservative Government, ou the dissolution of Parliament ut Easter, 1880, he renewed in Midlothian the oratorical tours deforce of the
preceding winter and he was successful
in his candidature, polling 1507 voles
against 1367 recorded in favor of the
Earl of Dalkeith, his Conservative opponent. When the composition of the new
House of Common!* was made known, it
appeared that It consisted of 349 Liberals, 243 Conseivatlves, und 60 Home Rulers.
April 33d, in accordance with the
Queen's request, he formed a cabinet, designing to conciliate and to represent tbe
different sections of the Liberal majority. Tlie history of Mr. Gladstone's ministry may he summed up in three words
—Ireland, Egypt, Franchise—though, of
coins',', a large number of other n:atters,
(such as Mr Chambers' Bankruptcy bill
and the Merchant Shipping bill) were
long under consideration. Ireland w
the great quesliou during the session of
1880 aud occupied the greater part of
the lime nnd attention of the country.
The session of 1SS4 was occupied, so far
as home politics are concerned, with the
Franchise bill—a bill for exteuding
household suffrage to the counties, and
thus completing the democratizing of
British constitution.
June 9, 1885, Mr. Gladstone was overthrown by a vote on the budget, and
Lord Salisbury came into power. At the
general election in November, 1885, the
Liberals were returned in numbers almost equal to those of Tories and Par-
nelliles combined. Soon afterward Mr.
Gladstone returned to office ami at the
same time caused it to be known tbat he
was prepared to introduce a home rule
incisure. This broke up the Liberal party, He appealed to the couutry, and as
a result an overwhelming majority of
Conservatives and Unionists were returned. He resigned without meeting
parliament, and Lord Salisbury became
for the second time prime minister, August 4, 1S86.
Although out of Parliament for some
time Mr, Gladstone has taken a deep interest in public matters aud his speech
on the Armenian question will uot soou
be forgotten.
Uncalled For.
The last issue of the Moyie Leader
makes a vile and contemptible personal
attack upon the manager of tbe telephone company, ami knowing the editor
of the Lender as it thought it did, Tiik
Hi'kam) is much surprised. The citizens of Moyie were offered the telephone
service two months ngo for a guarnnty
of f 20 per month. What is thereabout
that that is unreasonable? If the Leader
values the producing power of "one-half
the townsite, an interest in the St. En-
gene, Moyie, Lake Shore," etc, nd infinitum nud nd naiiseum, nt f.'" per month,
it would hardly he worth while running a
telephone line to Moyie. The editor's
best girl must have gone hack on him,
or he must have been suffering from a severe attack of billiousuess when be wrote
that mess.	
Another Death In Fort Steele.
Another family at Fort Steele has been
bereaved—-this time Mr. R, ItarU having lost his wile, five little children their
mother, and Mrs. Charles Theis a sisler.
Mrs. Hartz was but 30 years of age, and
died Saturday last. A telegram was sent
to Spokane for an undertaker nud 11 ccf-
fin, who arrived in Port Steele Sunday
night, ibe steamer North Star making a
special trip for the occasion. No funeral services were held iu Foil Steele .Sun- j
day liight, but the remains were con-i
veyed to Jennings by steamer, thence tc j
Spokane, the former home of the de- ■
ceased, by rail, where appropriate services weie held, interment there following, The bereaved husband and children have the heartfelt sympathy of a
host of friends. j
ll Has Been of a Nature That Will Ht-
velop the Country's Vast Resources,
Agricultural Interests Generously
Fostered aid Minim/ Regions
To Bo Given Railways.
Victoria, May 13—-The session of the
legislature which is now coming io a
close has beeu one of lhe most important iu Hie history of tbe Province, Up
to lhe present time no less than 76 measures, private and public, have been in.
troduced, the greater maj -rity of which
have passed Iheir third, aud a number
are now in their final stages. We are
not, however, to judge of lhe character
of the legislation of any session hy the
number ot bills which through the instrumentality of Parliament become
law. We must rather judge them by
the evidence of statesmanship which
they indicate and the importance of the
interest affected. The Premier, in introducing the Public Works Act of i8yS.
providing for aid toward the construction of certain new railways and for the
extension of public works of Ibis Province iitade the remark that il wosdoubt-
less the most important act of the session, although there had been so many
important acts introduced It was difficult
to say which was lhe most Important.
Thai Statement very accurately sums up
lhe situation and is a very excellent resume of the work.
Owing to the great activity in milling
and the important development which
has taken place owing to the opening up
of the Yukon country, Ihere have been
many Important private acts which contemplate development of an extraordinary clui'acter which have come before the
legislature for consideration. There h
been about thirty private acts iu all
looking to enterprises of various charac
ters brought before the Mouse uud en
acted. These iu themselves would con
stllule ihe work of a very Important session even if no public measures had beet:
submitted,   It may be pointed uul in this
Connection that tllCBe measures entailed
a very large amount of careful and exacting labor on ihe part of the various
committees which had to report ou them
before they were placed ou the orders of
the day, and subsequently were carefully considered by the legislature. It is
difflcull lo Indicate briefly lhe nature or
extent of the private legislation of the
session, covering, as it did, almost every phase of industry aud development in the Province. People who
complain about the length of the sessions
of Parliament in Drttisb Columbia, coin-
paring it with lhe length of the session.*-
of Parliament In the oilier Provinces fail
to appreciate properly lhe character and
extent of the work with-which the former has had to deal. Iu the older Provinces legislation through a long period
of years has reached a st**ge of approximate completeness. Many of the problems of Government which have affected
their history and have been the subject
of protracted political discussion have
been more or less worked out and settled, llrittsh Columbia is now in the
formative stage both in regard to the de-
velopmeut of its resources and in the
character of its legislation, consequently
it is parsing through merely the preliminary stages of its evolution and is building up a ^foundation of a future greatness. As conditions develop, the laws
have to be modified to suit changed conditions and new laws have to be enacted
to meet new requirements. Iu addition
to this there is such diversity of conditions and resources iu this Province that
the sccpe of the legislation must necessarily be a wide one. This cannot he
said to apply to Manitoba or the Northwest where there is a general uniformity
aud sameness of conditions aud industry is practically confined to one pursuit
—namely, agricullu*e. It may therefore
be readily seen bow difficult it is to institute any comparison at the present
time between the legislation enacted by
the parliament of British Columbia and
that of the other Provinces. After a
time, when experience has shown what
is necessary, and when population he-
comes more permanent and conditions
mure settled, it will be an easy task to
legislate for the requirements of the
Province compared wiih what it is now.
If the session of lhe present legislature
bus been a long one. it has also been a
very important one, and could not tinder
the circumstances very well he materially .shortened.
When we come to consider lhe public
acts that have bicn passed, It is tint so j
easy to classify at.d analyze them so as
lo in a short letter indicate their general
effect. Briefly, nil our Important interests have had consideration and hove
been dealt with iu a comprehensive and
effective manner. The revision and consolidation of ihe statutes, which in their
completeness and utility must ever renin a monument to the wisdom and
ability of the gentlemen entrusted with ■
this important wo.k,wee finally completed and authorised.
Naturally at the p esent time railway I
development, mining interests and agrb !
culture are attracting d conspicu ua share
of the attention ui the people of the
Province ami of the investing puMie out* I
side of lhe Province. These subjects
have been dealt wilh, as already Slated,
in a most comprehensive and effective
manner. Hy the Public Works Act lhe
Government has provided a system of
aid toward construction which effects
every important pari of il. So far as it
goes it is continuous and complete; that
is to say, the exist ing systems of communication iii the Boutherri part of the
Province have been extended and provision luis been made for affording an
outlet to the mines of the southern part
of the Province and more direct connection with the cities of the coast. I;i lhe
north lhe government has taken hold in
a bold and masterful manner of a serious
and far reaching problem—-one which affects not only the commercial interests
of Ibe Province but leads the way to an
extraordinary development of such richly mineralized dislrictsasCariboo, Otue-
I nica and Casstar, and opens a way
1 through British Columbia to the riches
of the far-famed Yukon, thereby conserving lo lhe Province the trade which
naturally belongs to It, aud develops
new* fields of exploitation wiihiu the
Province itself. So far as the Yukon
Railway is concerned the Government
has placed il upon a self maintaining basis und provided a means of recouping
the Province for the expenditure involved. The ultimate effect of this comprehensive railway policy it Is difficult to
realize, and it will take ten years at least
to fully appreciate the wisdom of the pel-
icy that has been entered upon.
With the northern pari uf the Province opened up and the large mining and
Industrial population located there, and
the impoitant interests which have been
created and the large population which
have found a place in Kootenay and
Yale, the remaining problem for lhe
Province in the way of railway develop*
ment will be to connect these extreme
portions by a line of railway running
through the great rich p'.ateau of the interior. With traffic already provided for
at both ends, this will be a comparative*
ly easy task to accomplish and will not
call for the same assistance or support
front the Government as the original de*
vclopmeut did.
Mining legislation in the Province had
alreadj reached a pretty fair stage of development and not much was necessary
dining this session to further its interests. However, necessary amendments
have been made, which it is hoped will
prove beneficial.
The ever-growing agricultural interest*- which have recently assumed a very
large degree of importance in view nf
the increase of population and lhe demand fur food supplies have bad S] eel ll
attention paid to them. Perhaps no other industry has been so carefully fostered,
as, indeed, no other industry deserve*
such a careful consideration, because ultimately upou lhe production of the soil
must depeudour prosperity, Tbe amend-
me.it to ihe Farmers' Institutes act and
the large appropriation mude in ihtir
behalf, as well as the provision made for
the continuation of the dyking system
of the Fraser valley, together with the
very important measure providing f>->r
ihe establishment of Mutual Credit Associations, which it te hoped has satisfactorily solved the problem of cheap
money, and the other legislation in be
half of the agricultural Industry mu*t
tend to place farming on a much more
solid and progressive fooling. It now
but remains for the fanners to take advantage of the exceptional opportunities to reap their full reward of their efforts.
Labor legislation, too, has been of a
most important character an.', lhe long
course of previous legislation which his
led up to it has placed the labor interests of this country in a most advaniag-
eous and secure position. Perhaps in no
other part of the British Empire, except
In New Zealand, has so much attention
been paid to the labor problem as In thi;
Province, and it can not be successfully
asserted that there are not any rights cf
labor which are not fully and adequate
ly protected.
Lastly, the question of Redistribution
has beeu taken up aud dealt with. Tiie
increase of populaliou in Kootenay and
other parts of the Province have had ample recognition, and five more seats have
been added to the present number of
members in the house. Of course, in a
growing country like this, and in one in
which the conditions are so divers** and
the population so scattered it is difficult
—indeed, impossible, to give representation on any fixed or numerical bam.
While conserving tbe rights of the older
parts of the Province to have their rep
resentation allered as little as possible,
the newer element has been fully considered, and while the redistribution
measure may uot be a perfect one, it is
as fairly complete and satisfactory as is
possible considering all the clrcutustanc*
es of the Province. It is possible th a in
a year or two, owing to the rapi 1. I
might almost say phenomenal development taking place, it will be necessary
that it should be revised.
Altogether I think tbe verdict regarding lhe whole work of lhesession,sa well
as the entire policy of the Government,
will be decidedly a favorable one. In
the next issue it will be possible to consider some of the measures more in detail. 	
Now Running lo Bullhead Prairie With
In Many PI cae A'ong Elk River
and tho Lako Will Bo Reached
About S-aptombor 1.
Butts M'nors T.o*e Engaged on a
Mammoth Proposition
Sunday K. II- Irvine and Francis Bender, of Butte, Montana, were iu lown
from Perry creek, two miles above ht
Mary's river, where they have been encamped for three months nnd al work on
a copper proposition which has a surface showing of too feet.
Mr. Irvine represents Unite capitalist-*,
is an old-time prospector and miner, and
says the property he is now developing
la sufficient in itself to keep a smelter
running. The distance from Cranbrook
is not more than seven miles, or about
two hours' drive wilh' a loaded wagon
over a route mostly "ns level as a flour."
The route not hiving been .surveyed, Mr.
Irvine bases his estimate of lhe distance
upon the length of time it took him to
traverse it. lie had not been out of
camp for three months, consequently ihe
fact that a war ll on wilh Spain and that
.Manilla had been captured by Dewey
was news indeed to him. lie was also
very much pleased to acoltialCranbrook
is coming lo the front, mid that a supply
point no convenient to Iho mining districts is so close i.t ban I,    He laid in a
llbernl supply, including lumber, hardware and provisions,
Chief Engineer Macleod waa In Cranbrook recently, in ihe course of his regular monthly inspection of the work
along the Hoc cf the C, N. P. R. Mr.
Macleod, as has been at a previous time
suited, is a conservative man, mid probably knows as much about the future
progress of construction on the line as
many who have not facts and figures at
tl.eir command. Mr. Macleod sayatrains
are running quite regularly to Bullhead
prairie, a fact which iu Itself insures
much more rapid work, as it abolishes
tbe long and serious delays occasioned
dining the winter by inability to keep
supplies 011 hand, owing to bad road 8
and weather Mr Macleod is confident
the road will reach Cranbrook by tbe end
of July, and that it will reach Kootenay
lake September r.
After crossiug Blk Rivet tenuis can
haul freight fiom that point west, which
will greatly facilitate the securing of supplies for this section.
Coal Creek, the chief says, appears
quite lively, and aheady large quantities
of coal have been mined. The population is quite huge and increasing. As
yel the buildings consist o( lhe rudest
shacks, f-T as yet it is not known to
whom the laud on which the town standi
P. ill wny Not op.
Contractor Boomer ha* n piece of road
work between here and Wardner, and
will soon be at work on it.
Mr. M..;. Haney, of the C. N. P. K.,
and wife, is expected to arrive at St.
Eugene Mission tbts evening or tomorrow.
The C. P. R. pay-car has male its last
official call to Donald, as from this out
all employes will be jaid by check at tbe
Las'. Monday W. S. Cranson, chief engineer cf theC. P R. for this division,
received Irs appointment as jnstlce of
the peace for Moyie City.—Leader. 14th.
The Kasb Doard cl Trade has filed a
vigorous protest against the granting of
a charte.- to extend lhe Nakusp anl Slocan railway from Thfee Forks to Whitewater, a distance of abont eight miles,
which the C. V. R. has succeeded in lobbying through tbe railroad committee.
O.jp3citiou Mejtiofir-
[Speebl to Taa HsumJ
Fort Steele, May 2;.—At a meeting of
the Opposition .as*, night a committee of
•even, consisting of Messrs, Ross, Bailey, Harvey, Wilson, Grace. Mather and
and Gal^reath, were appointed to make
preliminary arrangements for a convention to be held on J uie 2
Tlie meeting was n:ost decidedly a
Ross meeting. There will be three candidates before the convention*—Messrs,
Watt, Bailey &nd Ross, and ail are
pledged to support the selection of tbe
Rossla- d Record: The obstruction
tactics so obstinately pursued by the
enemies of the Turner government U
being i.ondemr.ed by the nibjorlty of the
press of tbe Province. No political
party can expect or be entitled to the
support of progressive people, that relies for its strength upon tile obstacles
it can roll in llie way of needed It^isla-
Vancouver Nation: As parties at present stand, the Opposition is strong
enough to delay the business of the
country and to block legislation as well
fritter away a lo*. of valuable time in
lhe most childish manner. It is not
strong enough to foim a ministry or
carry on the government of the country
fur twelve hours. Wiih ail the charges
levelled at tht Government by the members cf ihe Opposition, not one of lhe
latter has thus far during the session
giver any evidence of a capacity beyond lhat of attributing improper conduct to others. It really does seem that
there ii no charge too disgraceful, no
htatetnent too discreditable 10 be made—
without even the shadow uf pioof—by
persons who cannot realize the enormity
of then own actions. There are others
who write newspaper articles of ihe
most virulent description 10 order, and
ibis beitg so, there is the less reason to
pardon those who enact such service.
Colonist: Slret-t rutnor-i are very numerous regarding tbe forthcoming Provincial elections. A well-known man
who was opposed lo the Government in
the last election said: "Great changes
are taking place in public opinion, and
the Opposition ae no longer confident
The present representatives cannot be
returned, Their pirty must choose
their men, and at the best they cannot
hope to elect th: whole 'ickel. I lielieve
thai Vancouver will go with the rest of
lhe Province, Its citizens are tired
ol groping along in lhe cold shades of
opposition, and certainty Vancouver,
owing to Its importance ns a mercantile
center, should be in touch with tbe
Government." Jt Is aho generally acknowledged by both Opposition and
Government supporters that the labor
organizations are no longer a iiuil
against the Government. I'he labor
vote wns responsible for the Opposition
majorities of lhe last election. Each
Opposition candidate *m pledged to
work for certain reforms iu the Interests
of the laboring classes, and while they
have Since foigotteu their pledges lhe
Government had shown a disposition to
aid any scheme looking to the betterment of the lahotiug classes, THE CRANBROOK HERALD,
Tht? Iloston (Uo1n> is opposed to the
Cap** Cod Canal, and yel quite frequently it lakes a dig at It.
At last Edison has met his match. He
confesses that the reporters of New-
York are greater inventors than he Is.
Is the new menhaden fish otl and for
tlllslng trust to be reckoned union-.
Those rank Injustices that "smell t<
of grace *i
code duello.
Invention ot Mellaril Rmldntj* Swims
uud Dives Like a Duck.
bout    has
America Is beginning to supply the
world with locomotives. Thut Is something In which this country has the
strongest pull.
"Cigarettes do no harm to the
smoker," says a Philadelphia paper.
Well, they do harm to others and thai
ought to banish them.
Lying vast, inert, the prey of tho nations, China brings to mind the Blblo
words: "Wheresoever the carcass is.
there will tbe eagles be gathered together."
Several New York society women
have organized the "Order of the
Crown," with membership limited to
the "lineal descendants of kings uml
queens."   And jacks;
Science having demonstrated thai
the stomach is superfluous, dyspeptic
gentlemen who contemplate u trip to
the Klondike region should be careful
to check all unnecessary baggage at
Women are literally stripped of their
fun* ou the Canadian border, und everything that suggests it fin1 seal Is eon.
flscated, from 11 cloak to it cap. Uncle
Ham will ere long huvo a big stuck of
goods ou hand.
A Tennessee mini reported that ho
hud seen a ghost with horns uml green
eyes, and tbe news wasn't twenty-four
hours old before n Government revenue
officer was sneaking around in thai locality looking for .1 moonshine distillery.
In a recent book on Hawaii ihe author very thoughtfully remarks that
"Mr. um! Mrs. Hole, like the father
ami mother of their country, aro childless." Just at ibis moment wo can recall nothing tbnt is sadder than childless motherhood nnd rntherhnod.
Often enough, tbo grand master of
the Free Masons of Pent, who. according n> Grand Master Sutherland, or
New York, has committed Masonic suicide by issuing un etllel discarding tho
Bible as a basis foi morality for thn
Masons under his jurisdiction, bears
the contradictory mime of Christian
An exchange mentions ns a matter of
news that the English have adopted a
new fad in tbo shape of perfumed butler, but we fnll to discover anything
new In It. "Perfumed butter" can lie
found ut nny grocery store nnd nl mosl
boarding houses. Some folks do nol
like ihe perfume, lint Unit is nil u matter of taste, or smell,
The murderer of William Terrlss
was adjudged insane hy the Knglisli
Jury, but he will not he set freo, us Is
often done In this country in similar
Instances. He will be put lu an asylum whero Insane people are supposed
to bo sen!. The trial wits completed in
one day! How long would II have lingered In this country.'
It costs fifty conts, iu Man kato, Kansas, 10 slug, hum or whistle a certain
popular song between the hours of six
lu lhe morning and ten at night. The
town council hus so directed, on the
ground that the song hus become an Intolerable nuisance. Perhaps the moral
Is that lhe person wilh "nn ear for
music" should adjust ii, nt frequent intervals, lu new times,
Hooks as well as tuitions have their
statistical revelations. One of the best*
soiling novels or last year, '"The Christian," contains, according lo llm Atlantic Monthly, one suicide, three murders,
two deaths lu bed, one bloodhound, four
seductions, bullet-girls, gamblers, music
halls and thieves' dens. Tlie old style
of fiction, wheroin Mncauhiy counted
twenty-seven falntltig-tlts In a single
romance, is humorous lu comparison
wlih the modern realistic novel.
It is ouly logit-itl Hint llie (ramp who
starts out simply to enjoy Idleness
should gradually nml almost Insensibly
degenerate Into theft find thonco to
burglary, The dividing line between
begging a living and stealing a living,
and also between petty theft ami petty
burglary thai always endangers tho
comfort of families nml al limes their
lives Is so narrow Hun the transition
from the trniup to (he burglar Is hnrdly perceptible to himself, mid ihe only
way io halt the professional tramp Is
to punish m ihe utmost lhe crimes his
calling high-ally leads him lo cmumlt.
In most mnttors of serious moment
Amerlonun are no laggards. As n rule.
except In the punishment of murder*
ers, ihey are not sluggish or apathetic,
Itui ihe methods in mosl of the courts
in ihls country in criminal proceed*
lugs arc a reproach to American civilisation, whenever wretches of iho Durrani type are allowed (0 live for years
ufter conviction. Is not the lawyer
who seeks by every unscrupulous device of trickery to prolong lives which
nre justly forfeit to the Stnto a conscienceless rascal who ought 10 be in a
There wns talk Of a duel recently between residents of n Southern city.
Then it. was announced lhat experts iu
Hie code diielhi bail decided Hint lhe
principals In ihe quarrel could nut
light, because one of them had killed a
mun, hud t n tried tor murder, and
Imd barely escaped iho gallows. The
grounds for ihls objection were not
good. The men would have met on
the Held on even terms, each with
murder in his henrt. The one who had
killed u mun, nnd mean) to kill another, and (he one wlio had not killed
a man, but men ill lo kill one. should
bar* been arrested ami placed under
lu Ibis year
living under the
A Beautiful Column thai Commemorates » ttiooily ttveati
Havana hau one ot (he most beautiful cemeteries on the western hemisphere.   .Money bus been lavished upon K nnd  its costly monuments   ure
works of Hue art.   The ICfife, narrow
passages ot the city of rhe dead ure
closely fringed with magnificent mar-
hies, hut in the midst of this vast collection lowers a beautiful uud lmpres-
. I slve pile which, lu view of present con*
I..,- ,.,,,, the Presbyterian chureli, In | Inventors ami men of science for many |»nd .the people home saying what a  flitions ou the Island, possesses considerable Interest,   Americans   in Cuba
A distinguished pastorale was ter , The Uaddntt subinnrlti
minuted hy the resignation or Her. Dr. I bwn receutly submitted lo various
John Mall, of lhe Fifth Avenue Presby- j tests, which, it is claimed, amply prove
terlnn Church, of New York. 'Thirty Ms approximate perfection. Tbe young
years of Dr. Hull's almost half-century ■ in veil lor Is Mr. Itlchard Hudihitz,
of preaching have been given lo thai • whose fntiie bail not extended heyund
church. The remit hns been a test!- Uie limits of his native town of Osh- "SI-V sll,,J'-et was 'Light.' ami. after
moutal to the fnct that religious success kosh, Wis., before tic became the lu* n scluuliflc consideration of the topic,
can be nceompllshetl wlthotil sensation-' ventorof a boat, iho principle of which j " WIW m¥ purpose to lurn on some llghl
allsm.   Dr. Hull has h i conservative; has been a problem that has absorbed ; *'u" J"8' to show my versatility and
reputation, world wide ami
enviable, As nn Initial stop I proposed
'<> tnko io ihe lecture Held, and made
my rtrsi appointment al n Utile town
in Indiana, I charged n pretty siiff ad*
mission price for those limes aud In
such a locality, and it swelled my heud
considerably to make my how before a
crowded house.
his  adbesiou   to what   is commonly ! yours, ; promising young man 1 was.   1 imd
termed orthodoxy. But he was also; The bonl aa she is lo-day looks very I talked about live minutes when I no-
orthodox in his warmth of henrt uud like a war vessel of the mosl aggres- tleed some of tho folks on the front seat
In the sound sense of his methods and ! slve type; her steel prow being strong I nodding ami yawning. Three minutes
lhe diligence of his labors. As a ro ! enough to pierce ihe sides of miy nr-: hiter ihere was only n person here and
suit, the church of which he has beeu | mored cruiser, nnd very likely that of; there whose eyes mol my own, and at
the pastor has been often styled tho any man-of-war. lu appearance sbe Is ihoondof ten minutes every soul with*
foremost Presbyterlau congregation lu ' shaped like u huge cigar or torpedo, j In tho range of my vision appeared to
America, for its in Hue nee and boned*' tapering gradually to either end, and i bo asleep. Bound lo tiro uso them, yet
lenee.   Dr. Hull shows his dovotlon to   presenting to ihe water ti surface In j stick to my sub^-ci, 1 shouted at the
ihe church hy voluntarily suggesting \ which lhe resislnnce is 1
that lhe lime has conic when for his ad-; l,,lr,Ml lo uothlng.
vuiieiiig years  should   be substituted | . S1»' '* ft"' feet long I fi
youthful energy.   This may menu nlso 1 ;
thai Die new voice will lm for a new j
time, for each generation challenges
ihe theology of lis predecessor, though
it leaves unchallenged such porsounl
religion as Unit of Dr. John Hull-
Two young Amorlcans, connected
with the legation of tho United Stated
at London, huve been granted release
from punishment tor Infraction or lhe
ordinances of the city ou a plea of
"diplomatic privilege." The British
government, wiih some hesitation, lie
ceptcd tho plea, thereby placing the
United Slates under obligation lo con
done the Violation of ordinances thai
any British attache may sec lit to Indulge In while lu this country. The
two young men were Spencer Kddy,
secretary to John Hay, the American
Ambassador, and .1. 13. While, sou ol
Secretary While, of the embassy. The
affair lu which they wero Implicated
was a trilling one.  The penally nl thu
highest would uot have exceeded ?10.
The offense committed was riding bicycles 011 the sidewalk. Americans ill
Loudon think the offenders should
havo piild Iheir tines and nol brought
tho country Into the case by pleading
"diplomatic privilege." Wedo nol ex
peri lhe iiiiitelies of American legations to violate lhe laws or tho country ihey happen to live In und thou
escape punishment by pleas of privilege of ihat sort.
Ily re
and '
HJtby  lungs:    'Blot  1
■swsh (he moon, ohtll
11 of  I
lhe suit, exi
ate the stars---'
"'And  blow out  Ihe gas,1 cul   iu a
heavy framework of tingle irons, slue!
plates closely fined over one another.
Her weight N 31 Ions, ami lier construction for resisting the enormous
pressure of ihe water :tt the depths In
red-nosed old patriarch who pretended
to awake with ;i snort.
"Thar settled It, The meeting broke
up in n rout*. I. left town before daylight and wus in ihe hardware business
which she will al times he submerged   a year before I knew that iny partner
is perfect.   Once hi Ihe water, if for I had bought every ticket and put un th
a surface trip, there is Utile lo he seen. [ job."— Detroit Free Press,
nothing, in fact, savo tho two turrets
When Wo (Jrow Old.
Due of Hip first surprises that people
huve an they begin to realize thai they
ure leaving the record of :t goodly number of years behind them, is thai peo-
projoctlug above tlio water, und a*
these are only two feet high tho spec
lai'le Is nol suggestive of the great lu
teresl that Is below,
Under the nfl turret is the engineer. .
the outlines of the hot nir engine show* j -,le llli,,k ll,,'-v im' "•'•■ CnBiml remark*
lug jiiKi forward of thu turret. The to llmt ptTeet in"ae betoVQ lhem come
pro|Hdler shall runs forward to thu air | ns " ,lisliiu'1 shock, The spirit docs not
engine, and near this engine ure tho *row ol,l: " is merely hampered by
storage bntter; ells in the sides of the j t'hysleal luiirmltlcs, ami more partleu-
hont. On the under side of the boat ] ■■••'■>' P"bllcopinion,
forward of the propeller is n lung ami I    -'unple ure made ohl; Ihey give up
rather slender rudder.  One of Uie most j youthful practices because | pie think
interesting things to men of science Is ■ i!H'v should, though lhat was more hi
Hie method by which ihe bom te lower- I 'ho past than lu the present. There Is
ed and raised, and this Is une of these- Iln doubt thai people, women partlcu-
ercls which the Inventor is nol yet Inrlr.losl much of their physical force
ready to make known. Certain li Is because ns the* grew older 11 was
thai a method which ntlirlit wilh pro til i "proper" for them 10 give up this and
111 *"- spntes, affecting more than   ,,., (1|ll y|nI bv (lli.V;ll(i[. eomjiiinlM. I tint and settle down,  Now that grand*
The year 1807 went oil record ns one
of the most disastrous lu the recent
annals of British industry. This tact
i- due chiefly lo the lockout of the engineers and the a npnuylng disturbances of oilier branches of Industry.
There wen I as many strikes and
lockouts its lu the preceding year, but
1 lie number or men concerned was far
greater and tho not result upon trade
far more disastrous.   There were in all
10,000 workmen,   As nenrl,
now be reckoned, some 10,000,000 days*
labor wus losi.  That means over DH, 1
yeurs of Individual idleness, or n year's
idleness of more than 8*1,000 men, As
the majority of those men are skilled
mechanics, receiving from 5 lo 0 shillings a day when at work, tho total loss
to litem lu wages was probably little
short of ¥12,000,000. To this we iniisi
add at least $0,000,000 more, paid onl
by tho Amalgamated Society of Engl-
uecrs and other Iradcs unions for support of men 011 strike or locked out. A
total loss io wdrkingmen of $15,000,000
is therefore lo Ih> sol down as OUO resell
oT the year's disputes. Thnt would he
bad enough If It were all. Bill ll Is not.
'Tiie engineering troubles caused 11 con- j \-~ZZ_
sidernble cutting down of railway
freight 1 in tlie. Tho shipbuilding Industry was almost paralysed. Shopkeepers and tradesmen of ul) kinds In the 1
affected districts found their businesses
greatly injured. And its for foreign
trnde, the official reports tell the story
of Us disaster. In lhe one month uf
November, tici-orilliig to Board of Trails
reports, shipments of mnchlhery showed a falling off of more than $1,000,000
from tho same month In tlio preceding
year. At (he en llio time I hero wns a 1
great expansion of trade 011 the pari of
Ureal Britain's chief rival, Germany,]
the Increase In Oeriuan exports of mu-
di leery amounting lu the tlrst nine
mouths of the year to $2,875,000, The | —"--^=£v-^
simple explanation is that British manufacturers were unable to llll orders,
ami su tho orders went to Germany.
And ii may be added, as British tradesman have found, that business once lust
always visit the spot where it stands
atul gase In admiration upon lis syiii-
motrli'ttl outlines and figures.
The beautiful memorial Is called thai
Monument to ihe Students. Sons of
Cubans attending the University of'
lliiviiiiu have always been against the
Spanish rule on tha Island Mild hnvei
had iiiiil-lyniuuy clubs. Oue night Ilf-
ty or more years ago a party of those
liiclplonl revolutionists, bubbling ovor
with lhe foolish patriotic enthusiasm
of youth, climbed the cemetery fence
ami smeared Hie tomb of a dead cap-:
lulu general who, III his lime, had been
lyrauulcal toward Hie unlive populn !
Hon.     The d |  was ti  foolish prank
property piiulshublo by expulsion or
Mime sueh penalty. Bill Iho Spanish'
loyalists, lhe wealthy shop keepers of
Havana—the Catalans, us ihey are
property called—demanded thai a lesson in loyally he taught, Au luvestlgn*
O henrt of mine, we shouldn't
Worry so!
What we've missed or calm we couldn't
Huve, you know!
What we've met of shinny pain,
Aud of sorrow's driving ruin,
We iiui  heller meet tijjiiiti,
If il blow.
We have erred in that dark lour
We have known,
When our tears fell wilh the shower,
All alone.
Were not shine anil shower blent
As the gracious Muster meant?
Let 11-, temper our coutent
Whli His own.
For we know nut every morrew
(.'nn be snd;
So, forgetting nil iho sorrow
We huve hud,
Let tm fold away our fount,
And put liy our foolish tear*,
And throifgli nil the coming yean
.lust be Kind.
—James Whltcomb Riley.
Hon was held and Hie offense was |
charged to certain students. No one
knew If they were guilty, bill tin.' Cata- !
bins Insisted that they were They
said Ihe offense w:is an ail of treason.
They called upon the captain general
h> indict Hu* death penalty. Spaniard
though the executive of tho Island was.
his mind revolted against such sever!-
e Cnialnus would have it.   The ■
TnJllT^ tov lu '<""»""•>••*• «■*<■ -*■'■»•»-* «»«-■•• i '"others lido tho bicycle, things have
,"          !,,.,, J-1.1 « m    !'   ** wo" n3 ln "" tue lunitl1^ hl the  changed somewhat,
irV   1!!^           1 m ,lia *li>:l",•s, rtl«* ls ""-      **»'»«' »">™ »« remember, as a
",',,ilTl.   1   .,  .    i.'i'1" T''   »«rahle.   Kvery motion is mude with   child, wondering how it would seem to
the mosl perfect ease and grace, and
this thlrty-ono-ton man-of-war disports
Itself in lhe deep us naturally ns it porpoise.
The interior of the boat ran bo made
ss light as desired.   A wire loop rum
Hade, lo workluguicii uud employers
together, of the labor troubles of 1807,
at not less than $70,000,000.   That dons
nol include the future losses resulting
from the permanent diversion of trade
to Germany. As an offset workluguicii
are said to hnvo gained some $760,000 j ,..„..,",-,.. dynamo, 011 which arc throe
in iiierense.l wages.   .No other gain to ill(.llI11i1.Seeu: lights.   The bonl can be
either capital or labor is r -.led. Thar, n|ls(1(, RU(I |0wered ni ihe rate of three
Is to sny, for every dollar gained a linn- feet „ second, nnd she dives in tho
died dollars hns been lost.                   j wnh.., ,,s nn,\\\y lw „ duck In response
•   ■ ■    -—                  [ to an almost iniper.-epiihle pressure by
Nuturc's Balloons, ' the pilot. As experimented with np lo
The Island of tire, known by the 11a- date tho bonl has been mu ufa rate or
lives as "The Home or ihe Hot Dev*'. fourteen mites lln hour on the surface
Ms." is 11 recent discovery In .luva. lu of the water, while hh approximate
the center of n huge lake of boiling speed of ten miles has been attained I
mud ami slime exists 11 phoiiomenosi under the wnter, but for all ordinary
nbsolulely unique,, ami so wonderful trips she has been run nt 11 rate of from
that tourists bravo ihe difficulties of' threo to live miles per hour, Tho Initio loug Journey inland simply to see, voulor nml the members of the syndl-
n. Scores of enormous bubbles nre; cnte express themselves as satisfied
formed 111 the sticky slime by the gases with this speed ns being sulltcleul for
which nrlse from llie lower depths, 1 ull practical purposes, ai least at pres-
nnd theso grow ami Increase  to   nn cut.
enormous size, looking like nothing so1 The problem of the nir In the bout
much ns Iho lnrge model balloons sent j was a vital one, iu the full sense of the
up sometimes lo ascertain tho direction term. Here ugut 11 one encounters a
of the wind. These bubbles, some of I enrefully guarded secret ns to lhe full
them, »1 tn In n diameter of five or six1 details, bin it is known thai lhe air is
feet before they burst, which they do mixed on the boat—"mixed" being tlm
with 11 loud explosion, Tho sounds nre! term employed by Mr. Knddnlx Instead
described ns resembling n constant of "mnnufaclnrod." It Is kept pure by
series of heavy platoon tiring. tho chemical generation of oxygen ami
 .              : the carbonic mid gas in lhe nir lu tho
Pupils in Sohools. \nm[ |H absorbed by caustic   potash,
Taking all the schools and college? caustic soda and lime.
of the country together, the latest en- 	
roll men I made hy Dr, William T. Hur I A Profitable L1alluro,
ris, the national commissioner of edit I -when I was old enough to strike out
ring 1
be very old- In the child's estimation,
20, HO, even 40 years. Then when the
iln, HO, even 40 years have passed, the
child, who has become a woman, looks
back aud thinks that she feels Utile
older ami surprisingly llttto wiser than
thai eldhl.-.N'ew York Times.
■alioit, figures out 11 total of 10,410,101
pupils of various grades and accomplishments us studying lu ihls coun
try.      __ 	
Sunday, the ouly day wu have to loaf
around In our angel clothes, la alwaya
cool enough for an overcoat.
More men are locked up fur safe
keeping thuu fur safe-breaking.
iu business," tells a citizen who attained prominence years ago, "Bowloy
wanted me to go Into partnership witli
him uud build up a big hardware trade.
Having won the prize dclm'c ut col*
lege,   ami   made   several   campaign
speeches ill Hie buck School districts, I
Haltered myself that I was destined
for something more brilliant than a
prosy business career.   I wus heat on
The Line of the Henri if Pronounced
LlHltvntei Slronx I-'eelftii*;-,,
Tlie line of Hie heart begins at the
side of the huml near the base of the
Utile linger and extends across lhe
huml toward Hie
forefinger. It sometimes    terminates
011   lhe   Mount   of
Jupiter ui ihe base
of lhe forefinger,
sometimes cuds between the Ilrst and
middle lingers ami
sometimes ends on
the Mount of Saturn at base of the
 middle linger. The
tiik in:aim* 1.imc. broad Hue In the
accompanying cul shows the general
course of the line of the heart ucross
lhe hand. When lhe line Is strong ll
luillctiles strong feelings. If ii bo
stronger than lhe heud Hue It shows
that the Individual can be led by (he
feelings rather than by reason. When
It is strong and is accompanied by the
girdle of Venus and a weak head Hue
It shows n person who will lead u reckless life, who will be ardent and pas*
sinuate and will go to extremes lu matters of love.
Mil-Inters1 Bible.
Au BngllBhmnn has Invented a Bible
with two rollers set lu tho cover, 011
which mny be wound a roll of paper
coutnltltug 11 sermon, or tbe paper may
be used for taking uotes In meetings,
et cetera.
students were led out oue morning and |
shot to death,   This was in no time of
war.   Ii was in uccordnueo with Catalan policy to suppress and punish rig-
orously the slightest symptoms of re- j
volt on the part of the native poptila-
tion. To the memory of theso student!
the massive monument was raised,   It
stands to-day us   Silent   evidence   of :
deep-seated antagonism between Uata
Inn and Cuban.
(> MiiHiiy'n llonril of GOld.
A dispatch from Berlin lo the Chicago
Tribune,  says  that   the   thrice-locked
vaults bf lhe ftptilldutt   foriress "were
opened u few days ago for ihe annual i
examination by the Secretary of the
Treasury to see thai the $00,000,000 hi
nold, which Hie HclcliStag voted lu IST1 j
ns a fund for first expenses In tho next !
great war, was all right.   Unroll von
Thiol mil 1111 sei eel ml n few bags til run- I
(lom, counted the gold iu thorn, couuted
the number of bags ami weighed the I
whole ninotltlt.   Some dozens of work-
moil were occupied for several hours
In tho grotesquo mediaeval function, \
The sum cuts up $-1,000,000 Interest
Wan a lle-lralile clerk.
Merchant—Have you had any expe-
rleuee in chiuawnri'V
Applicant—Years of It, sir.
Merchant—What do you do when you
break u valuable piece?
Applicant—Well—er—I usually set Ii j
together again and put ii where some
customer will knock It over,
Uei-cliant—You'll do.-Tld*Blta.
.New Paper Material,
A mill employing tlfty men Is now
engaged in making paper from the
bagasse or sugar eiine refuse, which
was once lhe greatest nuisance to the
sugar grower.
Thore is room for everybody lu this
big world, but we can't ull have front
Ii Is useless fur a self-made man to
waste money in taking out u putuut *u
his creation.
vmby innrrlngo
te hii/urdoiiH, but
I can conceive of
no greater risk
thuu was taken
by that same
handsome, mild-
mannered   wool*
Judge Watson
was speaking of
a smiling, elegantly dressed
lady, whom Uu
bud Jim bowed
out or his ofllce
nud to her carriage.
".She doesn't
look to me like
oue who had gone through many severe trials hi life."
"I am thinking of the chance she
took, and what might have been. The
story is worth listening to, although,
perhaps, I will tell lt badly."
"Let's have it by all means," I said.
"Very well," answered the Judge;
"lake 11 cigar, and, while we are smoking. 1 will try to tell you the story.
"The Italy who Just left has a twin
stater, who is now abroad. When they
were girls together ll was Impossible
to tell iln-in apart, and when they grew
to young womanhood Ihey were literally us much alike as two peas, and their
mother was the only one aside from
themselves that could tell which wits
which, when ihey were abroad In the
same attire, They used to play lots of
Jokes on the young men, for, being so
much alike, ihls was easy to do. They
were pretty girls, aud had scores of
young beans, ready nud willing to have
all sorts of pranks ployed upon them,
for Jusi Hie sake of their compauy,
"Howard Glcnson wns especially attentive to Maud, uud be adinlls that
he sometimes made tlie mistuke of embracing the wrong sister when he happened to meet her suddeulv in a poor
"The father, old Mr. Wurdlow. was
rich and proud, snd ouly knew that
Howard Qlenson was courtlug one of
his dough tors, Now Howard was not
blessed with this world's goods, and
tild man Wardlow was ambitious for
his daughters; so he very promptly is*
suist an ultimatum. The young man
could have neither of the daughters
until he hud tolled. Sometimes lie felt
tempted to break his pledged word,
and write to the girl, Imploring Iter to
send him a few- words, if only enough
to tell him that she was still faithful.
And then his pride would come to his
rescue, and ha would sny to himself:
'No, I will not write; If she can't be
faithful io me, better I should know
It uow than when ll Is tno lute." So
he worked, and tolled, cheered always
by the belief that a fair, sweet girl was
walling lo welcome him home, and
counting ihe Hours just as be was do-
"Luck waa with the young man, ami
In Utile more than a year he ami hin
partner 'struck It rich,' and he was
half-owner of a mine that promised lo
become one of the richest In that country. Then he determined to go back
home and tell ihe girl of his henrt of
his good fortune. He would be hte own
messenger in currying lhe glad news,
so without n word lie put his thing*
together and started east.
"Of course, having had uo correspondence with any one lu the town, 110 one
was aware of Howard's good fortune,
and when he arrived at his ohl home
he came unheralded, lie took only
sufficient time to brush up a bit, ami
then he started for Mr. Wardlow's,
Arrived ai the house he knew so well,
ami the afternoon being warm, he
found nobody about, save the ohl gardener, who was looking after bis flowers.
" 'Where Is your nil-stress?' Howard
"The old man hesllatcd.
'"Can't you understand English?1
Howard said impatiently.    'Where is
your young mistress?'
" '.She's-she's—in the grove, sir,
ti-rcadin'," suld the old man, bowing
obsequiously, ami without mora udo
Howard went to seek her. You can
peril tips Imagine the meeting, lie
came suddenly upon a fair young orca-
Hire swinging In her hammock undor
the trees ami rending. Coming up
qulolly behind her he Dung hla nrms
nbout hor uml CflUghl her lo tils henrt,
as be covered her face with klssec*.
"Then he held her off at arm's length
and said:
"'Maud, my darling!'
"While she answered 'Howard!' uml
hid her fuce on Ids breast.
"Howard luul waited sufficiently long
for his wife, ami so they were qluetly
married the next day and left at onco
011 their wedding tour."
Here the Judge censed his story uud
sut silent, pulling nt his cigar, so long
Hint the other said:
"Well, 1 don't see anything so very
'risky' In that."
The Judge smiled, and then went on:
"Walt. It was the 'other one' that
Howard hud married. Maud had succumbed to the charms of a foreigner,
bad married r.ntl gone away wiih him.
The 'other one' loved Howard, had always loved him, When she found, too,
thut he had not the slightest notion of
the true condition of affairs, sho conceived the Idea of marrying him herself, and explaining to him afterward.
After much coaxing, and because she
believed that her daughter's happiness
depended upon it, Mrs. Wardlow consented to the plot, When they return*
ed from their wedding tour Howard's
wife told bim everything. He's a sensible fellow ami was quick to aeo that
what had happened was all for his
"Five years have gone by aud to Hilt
day he hus never quit 'thanking his
slurs* lhat he didn't marry Maud, but
married the other one.' "
Areluleueoiiem** of Auvtrlii-KtteiMOdena
Ii the LeaitiiuHte Sovereign.
lu Kriiuee and In Spain the legitimist
is taken seriously, in England, according to the man In the street, and ae*
cording lo others In high places, the
legitimist is simply au Idiot who is not
worth fiirt her consideration. Vet
among Bngllsh legitimists are many
men of whose sanity there can be UO
quosilon, whoso Integrity t« beyond
dispute, and whoso loyally to Queen
Victoria is unimpeachable
In the Ural place, perhupa, it may
lie suggested Huil the Use of the word
"Jacob!Le" in connection with legitimism hi Hiis coniury Is not very happy.
It Is employed because of the historical associations which appeul so
strongly to (ho lOngllsh as a uotlou.
llut It does uot necessarily Imply, as Is
loo commonly Hitppostsl, thai the legitimists lu this country aim solely m the
lesjorallnn of the house of Stuiirt. Uul
for the peculiar local associations of
Hie term "Jacobite," the legitimist III
England might witli moro propriety
stylo himself a Oarilal, and thereby
Identify himself more closely wilh Id*
brother in franco or Spain. The point,
which In fairness ought uot lo be lust
sight of, la that the Jacobite is simply
nu Kugllshmaii who protases the
I'uiili of legitimism; u member, It
might be othurwi.se expressed, of thu
Kuagllsh branch of a cathollo or uul*
versa! party.
Social systems may and do exist
where the monarchical principle la accepted, but where the sovereign Is accepted, Social systems may and do
exist where the principle of primogeniture Is accepted, but where the
monarchical principle Is rejected altogether. But a social system where
the monarchical principle and the principle of primogeniture ure both accepted, bill whero the sovereign Is yet uot
the oue entitled by the laws of primogeniture to occupy the throne, Is an
anomaly the Justification of which
must tie sought outside logical reason.
From this aspect the legitimist hi En-
gland appears more sane than they
who call hi in mad. Tbe law of gavelkind and Uie isw "regulating*1 the succession to the throne are the only two
exceptions to the rule by which the
eldest sun Miceoeilfi his father, nnd falling Issue, the succession Is vested in
tho elder female line. Questions of fact
only are Involved, and fortunately
theeo are plain enough. By the law of
primogeniture tha sovereign ot iheae
realms should ho Mary the Fourth
and Third, nee Mary Theresa Henrietta Dorothea, Archduchess of Austrlu-
Kste-Modenu, and wife of bis royal
highness Prluce Louts of Bavaria. Of
her genealogical right to tho throne as
representative of the senior female
line of the royal house of Smart, Hie
male line having become exthiet on
the dentil of the Cardinal King Henry
IX., there Is no dispute, The facts nro
slated every year iu "Whitaker's Almanack" for all who run to rend. Th«|
Hunoverlan dynasty, being derived
from a daughter of James I., has no
right lo the throne until tho whole
Issue of Charles I. is exhausted, which
!s not yet the case.—NluetcomUl Century,
Twelve million silk hats are annually
made In the United Kingdom, worth
live million pounds.
Itussin iKisscssos at least one luxury,
In u breed of dogs which are said tu be
until rally quite unable to bark,
Liszt's great skill with the piano was
lu part due to his Immense industry,
['or years lie practiced tou hours a dny.
Tlie highest masts of sailing vessels
ara from Hin to ISO feet high, und
sprend from 00,000 to 100,000 square
feet of canvas.
It costs $5.7-1 per million gnllous to
pump wilier to Chestnut Hill Baser*
voir. The engines pump Mi.'l.S gallons
on one pound of coal.
Tho Sudbury River aqueduct In 860
days hns delivered 14,857,800,000 gallons to Chestnut mil Hcaerrolr, and
80,500,000 to Lake Cochlluate,
'In Ueiievii, Switzerland, tiuiny buildings have been llttcd with electric Idler boxes which ascend uml descend
automatically iu n shnfl nml doll ver
tho letters destined for each story.
There Is much trouble nud conflict In
tbe South over the proposition tu put
cotton up iu round bales. .Nobody is
exactly clear us to Hie result. Several
round bale compresses have been built,
There are liM bridges In the city of
Most on. Tho city owns and maintains sixty-four uf this 1111 tuber. The
rallrosda support thirty three. Besides
these thero nre also eighteen bridges
which begin Iii Boston, bul olid in iotas
other city or town.
Iliul an Answer Komly.
By his ready wit under adverse clr-
CUinslttUU'CS h Western Neilillor recently proved himself a modern Chester-
Hold. Alihough he rides n wheel, he In
not yet an expert. Hecently he was
wheeling In Washington through the
agricultural grounds, when be met a
mail uml two women whom he knew.
Qiillo propcrlly, (he Senator raised one
hand frum his wheel to lift his hat, nud
the next minute he bud fumbled Into
a lied of Mowers. "You did lhat very
graceful, Senator," whs the comment
of Hie trio of bicyclers. "I always dismount In the presence of ladles," Instantly replied the Senator.
.Learning in 'IVim,
Xow pedagogue (fresh from the Bast)
-~1 know exactly what you want, gentlemen. Vou do not wish a lot of Inconsequential facts cm mined Iuto the
children's heads. You want me to
teaeb the young Idea how to shoot.
1'resident of the school board (enthusiastically )—That's It, stranger.—Judge.
Every one's favorite adjective, which
be secretly enjoy a moat whon applied
to htmaolf, Is "promlnont" t
She climbed npon rfiy willing knea
Ami softly whispered unto me
Her dainty arms wero round ruy neeki
Her sunny curls were in my face;
And In her tender eyes 1 saw
The sunt of innocence and grace,
Aud likr a lUUbeain Kli.liug through
The clouds that hide the »kteB of blue,
Her ninile round aeuess to my heart
And bade the shadows till depart,
O, moiueut of apocalypse,
In which I SOW the stately llllpi,
'lhat erstwhile sailed away from me.
Come riding back across the sea;
I would you inighr return and slay
Wlthltl in? lonely heati nlwnV.
Coil bless the darling tittle child
Who looked up in my fuce unit smiled.
And IVl'Ollght into my lieitrl il h*h-U
.More sweet ihnti songs of Israel,
0, SUgels, listen while I pray
That yon will mako lier life M sweet
As that brief moment wastoliie,
Whene'er I heard her llpi repeat,
"1 love you."
- l-'auiilj .Mall Hflg,
|1M mn hn suit i
s*\^s     ^flSjUl"' m,-VN '^neiber
-—- ™«™ nt Westminster; we
f went  (0  OxfiH'il   10-
B gotbets-to    BalllOli
' look our degrees
| together in t ho
' rbisslcal (Honors)
i School, and were
rdalned together
[ by tbo Bishop or
\l.—, as curates for
his    diocese.     Here
our paths separated
for some years, and when next wc renewed our old friendship 1 was the
vicar of the lown, »H11 single st M,
ami ,11m was the chaplain of the famous jail In Hie same town, ami married.
We were talking In my study, an lu
olden times, somehow ihe conversation drined to (he subject of a recent
newspaper article: "Ought Married
People to Have Any Secrets from Each
Other'.'" I said "No." Jim said "Yes."
We both smilingly stuck to our text.
It was not often that we differed lu
up I li Ion, but this was one ease, anyhow.
"Why, .llm," said I. "you would have
been the hi si person I should have expected in take that Hue. for I am sure,
from what I have seen, that If ever two
folks were happy snd loving, Ihey are
IClln and yourself. I can't conceive of
your having any secret which you
would nol wish Kiln to kuow."
-Ah," retorted he, with a peculiar
Miulle. "Unit's Just It, Well. Howson,
I'll tell you one, if you like, though,"
he added, "Ii must remain a secret Ik*-
tween us two. I have never spoken of
H to any one In the world, and never
shall, except to yourself."
"Thanks, ,l!m, you need nol fear me.
as you know. I am only curious to
know the case," and I assumed an
ittltiide of eager attention to Jim's
"I- was the chnplalu al Lowuiarket,
as you are well aware, before 1 came
here. It is a pretty place, and one wonders whatever mode tlie govern men I
build a Jail there. However, there It
l». and them was I. The amount of society thut one got In r^owmarkel whs
perfectly astonishing. Had 1 hud the
lime and Inelluijtloii for It, 1 might
have turned out a regular 'society'
clergyman. As it was 1 had n full
amount of lectures, soirees, parties ami
entertainments. Among the people I
got iu Villi noun were nicer than the
Vorks. Miss York, a maiden lady of
fui. lived lu n large and beautifully furnished house called 'Tho Cellars/ in the
be-il purl of the town. She was known
all over Ihe district for her charity,
kindness of heart nnd pure life. Rverj
body bad a good word for her. Nor
was her lilece, Miss Vork. any Iris pop
llllil*. 1'eitple lu l.oivmurket fairly worshipped bolli of them.
"I was 2S when I Ihsl saw Klht York.
and nl onco mtfeumhed to her charms.
Tor weeks her pruNes hud been lu my
ear^. ttml now, ou Begun In tunc*?, I
found tier beauty, her manners, her
kindness of heart, ijol one whit less
ilinn report sli t.   I loved her.   or
course, I could not say so at once; and
whether, ufter two or Hires meetings
In Hie course of lily work for MtBI
York Hie elder took great Interest hi our
sphere of labor   she guessed my line,
and reelpmoated it, l could not then
say. I round, upon Judicious Inquiries,
thai .Miss Vork Klhi luul lived with
her mini from childhood; that she was
now 84; that ber mother wuh dead, and
lier father lived ou the Continent for
his health; also that she was her mints
sole heiress. These facts were of J
course only learned by degrees, as one I
cannot go io lhe fountain heud for inch
"After much heart searching ami de
baling within myself l thoughl I law
that Ii'IIn York was not wholly IndllYer
out to mc, nml 1 resolved to ask her to j
be my wife.  I need go Into details
as lo how 1 did It, beyond saying Hint |
it  wai one iu miner mornlug rather
more than live year*, ago, when, having
gone to *ee her mint, who was out, 1
mel Kiln In the grounds; nnd after talk
ingHs we walked along on various subjects, somehow It came out unexpectedly, and almost before I could comprehend what it ail meant, mis York
had promised to be iny wife, subject to
her aunt's consent,
"But her ntuit dhlu't consent, 1 re-
ei'lved a dainty note thul ntghU-bow
tenderly 1 regarded h, HowsoH.-from
Kiln, saying thai she had spoken of my
visit to her mint, and had told her I
was coming to-morrow for her approval. Miss York had been very kind,
but acted rather strangely, and said
she would see me, but she eould uot
consent, as she did not wish to lose
Ella. My dear girl went ou to say that
she bud lu valu tried Lo get from ber
any moro than this,
"I was In a curious frame of mind
as I wont next morning to see Miss
"I was destined to know her objection. As I approached tba lodgt tha
fiortoress met mo,
" 'Oh, Mr. Bourn, this Is shocking!'
•i was more puzzled than evtrl Why
my engagemeut to Klla should tie
'shocking' I couldn't Bee, aud I no doubt
expressed It In uy looks.
■ ■ aa	
•"So sudden,
mnn,    'Nobody
•"Why, hnvo:
York Is dead'.'
ton, glr!' sn'.t the w<
expected 111'
the mutter?' snid I.
i'l you heard that Mb
Nf.   Oh, dear:    I'm
think: had a th In ihe night, doctor
says; was quite unconscious when Miss
Klla gol there, ami died at I' o'clock
this mor ii lug.'
"My bean sank; I felt faint and
giddy, n was some minutes before I
could move. You will never know how-
It feels. HowHoii, uulcss yotl should
have suell n blow, which I hope you
never will. But l am hound to say that
my one ibought wns 'My poor, lonely
darling, Hilar
"There were no more details to be
learned ubout Miss York's death.   She
wun burled In Unvmurkel churchyard.
Kiln was ill for weeks, and could not
see even me. When she was well
enough io attend lo busiuess it whs
found Hint she Inherited nil her aunt's
motley, uml as she luid already accepted me, wo were married a twelvemonth
afterward, She had I n awfuly lonely, she said, since MISS York's death.
but no couple have ever lived happier
nud  I ii  nearer and dearer tu each
other than Kiln and I, May God bless
"Ameu!'' suid t, solemnly uml rever-
-II Hy.
"Klla and I," pursued Jim, "could
never give Ihe remotest gllCSS as lo her
aunt's objection to our engagement,
aud it would probably have remained
a mystery lo me, ns II has to Kiln even
now, hnd ll not been for lhe following
circumstances, Some time ngo 1 was
sent for ai the prison to see a rather
desperate character, whose  end was
very near.    Hu luul been sent to seven
years' penal servitude some three years
before for forgery, and after serving
two years ai Portland had been transferred io I.0Wmarket, Hla appearance
was superior to that of the ordinary
convict, even when a forger. Although
1 had seen him several times, and certainly been struck with his face ami
appearance, we could not he said to be
friendly, as lie had been Indifferent to
all my advances,
"I found him living hi the hospital,
nml I soon saw Hint lie would not live
very long.
" 'You seem pleased to see ineV I
" -Tea, sir.' replied No. 102. i am
glad you've come; I hnrdly expected
you would, considering how standoffish I've been. But I wa tiler to see
you, a* the doctor says I'm not likely
to last much longer.'
"I talked to him about his sou! and
spiritual things, Tlmt we may pass
by. How-son: I believe he wns thoroughly penitent. I asked him if there
w.is anything I could do fur him,
"*Yes, sir, there Is one thing, If you
will. It's such a curious one, l hardly
like lo ask yotj.' His eyes looked eagerly ul me.
"■tio on,' I said; Til do it if possible.'
" 'I've hud n queer life, sir,' said the
eonrlct. 'I might have been somebody
and done some good; bul I got ted
tistray after marriage, and broke the
heart of my wife, who died soon afterward. Yes, I've led a bad life, and It's
precious fow friends I've hnd lately,
anyhow. Bul T hope i may lie forgiven, as you sny Ood will pardou eveu
the worst of us. And If you'll promise
mo to do one ihing when I'm dead, I
shall die happy.'
" Til promise as far as I can,' said I
'What is itr
" 'It's to take care of your wife,' answered No. 132, 'Ah.' said he. smiling,
I thought ihat would astonish you.'
" "Take care of my wife:' I gated ni
him In amazement. 'Why. of course 1
shall:   Bin what Is thai to you.'"
" 'A gl'oal deal, said he.
"'Because she's—my daughter!*
"l looked at nitii in terror and ns'.on-
I ■I'lnent, and win almm io semi for the
nurse ami for the doctor, feeling sure
he was rambling, wheu he said, slowly:
•••sli down, sir please; I cant talk
Iiiih h longer. Von need not send ior
Dr, Dmtou, I'm nil right. I r«mii it
would give yor a shock, nir, an it gavd
mo one ihe iir i lime I saw bor here
with you. Klla Vork you see | know
her !.nme nil right was taken when
t.ulte a child by ber aunt, who disowned me, nud never told Hie eldld
what her father was. lu thai she was
quite right. She changed her nam.'
from Wilson to her mother's name of
York,  and   completed   tlm   disguise.
"I mhi In dumb silence. What could
I say? Klla, my wire, a convict's
*• 'Please, sir. dou't tell her." said he,
•sin* has never known; don'l let her
know. Bul 1 fell 1 must lell you, sir,
ami you'll nol think any worse of her.-'
and   bis   pyes looked pleadingly nnd
WlstfUllj HI me.
"'No.' said I, 'of course riot. I am
hah dazed, bnt 1 feel what you say j*
true. Bm Kllu Is my own how, aud
always shall be while 1 live. I wish 1
had not heard this, bm it cannol alter
my love fur Klla.'
'"Tliniik Godl1 he suld. 'And, sir,
there's one thlnj' more. The doctors
say I shall sleep myself uwny. Do you
ihlnk 11 could be managed for my darling to give me one kiss ere 1 die, just
"TH try.   Yes; snhl I. 'sho shall, if
you'll leave H lo ui..,'
"'1 Willi (led bless you, Mr.
"I left him, When I got home Klla
i hon Kb! t was ill, mnl Indeed 1 was.
Overwork, 1 pleaded, lu another hour
Ihey came to lell me he was asleep,
and would noi wake Iu Hiis world.
"1 look Klla with me to the hospital.
'1311a,1 said I, 'a prisoner who Is dying,
aud who hns no—fow—friends, told me ;
to-day how he had seen yen aud would
like you to kiss him ere he died, hr his
own daughter would have done. Will
you V
'"Certainly, my darling.'
"And with eyes full of tears she did.
The unconscious form rose, the eyullds
half opened, the face smiled. She '
didn't know; did she?
"I led her away, weeping; my own !
heart, full. I afterward verified his
story. But Klla bus nover known auy
more. How-ion, and never will. There ;
Is sometimes a secret which should nut
be shared between husband and wife,!
Howson, Isn't thero'/'
"Tou'ro right, dear old Jim," said I,;
as be grasped my baud In silence, hut
with t car-dimmed eyes. "You're right,
old fellow, aud (iod bless you both!"- ;
I Tun IUHVtvut Ktfldfc
I   Professor-—Science has enabled ot to
 — photograph tho wars.
;   Softlelgh—Vaws, bah .love: snd yonh
HUMOROUS  SAYINGS AND  DO» [got oi f the plctahs with evhwy pack
INGS HERE AND THERE. of ctgtthwettS, dandier know.
 ■ Deep Affection.
jokrm Hid jukHi-tst mut Are (M-pi-i'M-d     "Dearest," said Hie summer yonng,
toH«-/.M«nl(C8«illjBor«-Swyi»li-« ■ '»'»'■ ">'•*» mu-v unt Mlt'vt' ",e* l,ut '
•ml Dolus that AMOdd.Cilrtoin ami j '•■■■*< "''• 7™ lll"t >»» *™ U» only «M
Laii.it-mbla   The Week's Humor.
Fiuiiir Business Transaction,
Rhymer— It's a wonder that publishers employ humorists,
Spacer- Why so?
11 have hived this year."—Indianapolis
"hid you know." said ihe man who
affects erudition, "that 'Kloudlko'
* ineuns 'deer river?' "
>   Will
Rhymer—They are always making
Joke- at the publisher's expense.
Can't QuuUfjr*
Madge—Ho you ihlnk Hie
ever come when wo will Uuv
mi preshleul?
.lack   .Never:
Madge   Whj not*
.Imi.    No woman will ever be able b
arrive nt tin- constitutional age.
AbOIlt the Si/.e of It.
Willie   im, whnt'-*   the   -Ureat I
Pa- It's what comes nfter an electlo
A \\ Hiiilerer.
Biggs   siolioy te very tiumadic.
Dlggs—iNotnadlel   How's that?
Biggs—He owes mo $lu aud refuses
to settle.
Tlie Finishing Touch.
"hist wait." said tin- man lu tbe barbershop, "llll the brush boy gets ready
for the tlnlshlng touch."
"Vou tuemi i Imi be will complete your
toilet V"
"Xo. He'll gel my lasl len cents."—
Washington Star,
"No," wns the reply; "1 didn't know
It, Bul with eggs selling al $1.60 apiece
I should say ihnl was mi appropriate
name."—Washington Star,
TUe Sitruc Hid goilff.
Perennder—1 stood on ibe brtdgf at
midnight, etc.
How He Kuew,
Editor- How old was old
bins when he died?
Assistant—Tho   correspondent   does '
Mrs. Beuell-1'iu going back to town   "'" SII-V'
l0.(|av '    Kdltur-Didn't he publish Ids ago af- j
Wra/shoro-Why so enrly? ,tpt'!,ls vlslt t0 theofflectwo weeks ago?
Mw. Bench-! received a letter from     Assistant-We   only   said "that he
my husband yesterday, ntul. although ! i,l"li,'li 8°°" tor sr* yi'nn' ''''    „,,
l do not profess io be u delineator or j    IW I tor-Well, then he was i5,   Why
hnudwrlifng, I know he has i. drink- ',,,,i"'1 •vou s"*v " *' nlln'v" n"'L'
lug hard lHtely.-Up-to-Hnte. 8he Kesclnded tlie Order.
Miss Oldham- I want u birthday cake
an Steb-
Tiitkhiif H river.
"Hid yotl ever notice," said Banks, alter Hie Joint political meeting, "how
enthushisilcfllly you were npplmided
when you sal downV Now, that is what
1 regard as a doubtful compliment. It
might Indicate thai they wero glad
you'd got through."
"Yes," said Reeves, "but there was
-etil up to the house l row  wilh
sixteen candles iu tt.
Baker (slightly den Ti-Hid you say
dxty candles'.'  rineiiitiutl Knijulrer,
"No," satd ihe man who is careful nol
to overstate, "1 will not say that since
1 have been learning lhe wheel I luivc
nothing doubtful aboul ihe applause
you got, There couldn't he any mistake as to their mcaulug theu."
"No, ihey didn't wall until I'd got
"1 should say ihey didn't. Why, when
you said you had only a few retnarkw
to make, 1 thought they'd raise the
roof."—Ole vela nd Leader.
Her Knotty Oiiery.
He-All my father's money is tied uii.
sto-  tu    hh   haudkerebtef? -Up-to-
1 HI I e.
A ,11 isii|M>relieiiaion.|
WlckWIro—Do you kuow thut this Is
Hie third Mine you have tackled tue today?   Vou must lake me for mi electric
Utstunl Dawson—Electric button?
Wlekwire Yes. electric button. Yotl
seem to ihlnk you can get a drink by
touching me.—Indlnuapolls Journal.
j become a new man. but l cau truihfully
.stale Hint I have been compelled to
; grow nl least ten square Inches of new
• cuticle,"—Indianapolis Journal.
No Chtmce.
"Did yotj see lhe bull game jester
I day ?"
"I thought yon told me you were go-
, lug."
j "I did go, but I sat between two
young women who had u«ver seen a
! game of ball before,"—Chicago Trili-
, une.
Why They Ilia It.
J    Mr. Kongwurth—I see they've barred
I Victor Hugo's "l.es Mlserabtes" out of
, lhe public schools uf Philadelphia.
j   Mr. Pockluham—No wonder.   A per-
son haa in keep awake wien he reads
ihat book.
Tbe Honored Home.
First Horse--1 dou't kimw what will
become of us if bicycles get inner
Second  Horse—We will  be thought;
morn of. of course.   I'd rather staml
comparison with a ten-dollar   wheel
than a one-hundred-dollur one.—Indian
Spoils Journal.
Keeping Her Word,
"Madam," said the attorney for th*
dafonse, "do you recognize the prisoner
as your husband':"
"No. sir," she Indlguautly re-dled. "I
told him when he got Into trouble before that If he repeated the offense I
would never recognize hi in again:"
Her Market  is   \»iu aud  lite  Pnclflt
Though her history te traced to very
old limes, Japan is quite a young country, so fur as the experience of foreign
Intercourse ami Hie development of
material resourees ore concerned. Onr
forefathers, self-sat Is tied and rrmrlnod
within ihe boundaries of Ihe Islands,
bad uot the key to open the store and
to lake out tiie treasure bountifully bestowed by lieuven. The needed ke>
was given us wiih the udvent of foreign intercourse. To show the resource-
fulness of the country, it Is not necessary to euumerato various branches of
Industry promoted iu it. li siffflces to
uottce that, extending for nearly thirty
degrees of huiuiih- from the north 10
ihe south, facing i» the PaclAc Ueenn
on one side uud to ths continent of Asia
«m the other, mid helug longitudinally
divided Into two Halves by a ridge of
mountain-., Japan is favored with a
remarkable variety of climates ami
other physical conditions, and that the
people have only begun lo tukc nd vantage of thoso conditions by the uso --f
scientific appliances.  Though 'be v
regime was established thirty years
ago, tin- tlrst decade of Ihe present era
was still a llun of commotion, it Is,
therefore, only a score of years since
our people really betook themselves to
adopting ihe western clvlllantiou aud
io developing the resourees of the coun-
t ry.
if a pa u bn*. not only rich resources In
the interior, hut she hits a wide Held
for her activity outside the country.
The lauds surrounding the Bacltle
Ocean ami the countries of Asia constitute Hie best market for ihe future
commerce of llio world. There Is room
enough lu this market for Japan to
haven share without causing a friction
with oilier nations, Geographically,
Japan is in a very favorable situation,
mid the nature or her people is different from that of western countries, so
thai whai the nations of But-one cannot profitably undertake Iu those pans
of the globe will naturally devolve 11)1
on our countrymen. Already Ihe Increase of our trade will) countries of
Asia uud Australia hns been remark
It te not onr desire to increase the
territories, lu a country without free
outlets to tin* sea, territorial extension
may tie au absolute necessity for the
growth of the nation; but that is not
the case In a country surrounded by
the sea on all sides, For the Japanese
ihe ocean is the field or activity. This
Held te, as a matter of course, tn be
llllllzcd lu common bv all Ihe nations
of the world, only we hope to lake ml-
fiiutiigu of our geographical position.
To be n fnefor iu Iho (leyelopineni of
the Pacific ami ihe Eastern Asia seems
to be the destiny of our iinllon, As the
future of these regions is full of holies,
ho the future of the Japanese is prom*
irtlUg. Why. then, should we he so pessimistic ui in entertain anxieties about
Hie present situation, even If there be
lemporury difficulties In our way?
But we miisl be always on the alert
ami make efforts with more energy
um ti ever to continue and aeeolerniu
the progress wo huve begun, All our
undertakings ami enterprises should
be made will! llie eye lo ihe future, an I
not according lo lhe mere convenience
of the present. Special attention should
be paid to the Improvement of Intelleui
ami moral chnritcter of our people, for
after all. a nation's permanent prosper
Ily can be based oil uo oilier foundation. It Is particularly desirable to
adapt our moral standard to the new
conditions arising out of the development of foreign trade. Lasl of all, every means should lie employed to secure the peace of Hie world in general,
uud of ihe far east .:u particular, Peace,
ulHive all tilings, Is a necessary condition for progress. Even ihe war with
China introduced into our 11 nance certain abnormal slates which have made
men of pessimistic dlsppsltiou quite uneasy, ir we take measures to improve
our means of national defense. It is lu
order that we may feel absolutely suro
against all possible dangers and Hint
we may pursue entirely undisturbed
our course of peaceful progress.--Count
Okiims, hi the Fur Kast.
The poet Is born but the wall*** girt
la amid to order.
Bister Mabel - Young Dflshawiy
praised my complexion Hie oilier nlghr.
Brother Max—Sort of a powder puff,
Illue Hlood.
I-'trsi Mosquito-Why arc you looking
so blue?
Second Mosquito—I'm just afler dining on that. Knglisli count who's slop-
plug at Hie Hilltop House.—Up-to-Date.
The MruiutiiiiK,
KlMt Lnwyer-1 began u big lawsuit
Second Lawyer—Issue the writ?
First Lawyer—No; 1 drew up un old
millionaire's will by which he leaves
everything to bis favorite child, cutting
nff live others,—-Up-to-Dato.
Advice for Utile Hnj It 1 ue.
Little boy blue, come blow your horn,
Not thnt tho calves have Kut.iuio the corn,
ltut you'll never he la it, ss lliinys are
HOW Roitit;,
Un len* yotl k<s>[> loudly and iiend.lv blowing!
Kindly Ai-t-oiitlU-'l For*   :
l)iggs-(>lumly spends nearly ull his
time lu solitary uiedltullou.
JilKgM That may accouut fur tbe poor
oplulou he hue of mauklud.
Diiimicd to Hhj.
He—Really, I never loved any one
until I met yotl.
Bhe—Obi I know that. Tou acted Just
Ilko a colt lhat wns seeing Its flrst locomotive.
Gave Hint a lUc#«meml.
Of course n vast deal of talk wai:
caused at West Mlddletou, lnd„ when
the wife of ltev. C. M. Baugb, pastor
of the Christian Church there, applied
tu court for a divorce. Previous to her
marriage to Mr. limigh she had been
Mrs. Cunningham, a widow of eousld
arable wealth. The decree was Issuer!
without contest ou the minister's part,
No charges of .nfty kind were made by \
either person, ai'd when they separated
ihe woman voluntarily gave lier ex-
husband a written cor tt Hen to of good,
character, recommending him as an exemplary Chrlstluu mid u good preacher
This caused even it greater sensation!
than was aroused when Hie divorce pro-
ceedlngs wen; Instituted, but neither of j
the Interested parties offers nny explanation, Mr. Hiiugh has resigned his
eiiurge nud will go to Southern ('adfor- ■
uln to accept a [-osiiion there.
Medioal atuilcnt* tn Paris.
Iii the University uf Paris there arc
ov«r 10,000 medical students. At VI
eiioa there are about 1,000 more. Is
Furls there nro \lMM' siudouta at uu
Scbool of Pln« Arts
Ituaalan Translation of Dlukena,
The qulBaSlcally expanded metaphors
ami Idiomatic, slangy expressions in
the sprightly comical parts of the book
("Jiombey and Son") have sometimes.
naturally, proved too hard mils for lhe
honest foreigner to crack. A ludicrous
Instance of such u fiasco occurs In chapter % when1 Mr. Chick's matrimonial
bickerings with his better half form
the theme of our Inimitable humorist's
sportive and allegorical muse. "Often,
when Mr. ('hick seemed beuteii, he
would suddenly make u start, turn Hie
rabies, clatter them about lhe ears of
Mra, Chick, uml carry all before him."
The Itussinii rendering of this sentence
which I translate verbaUut. runs: "Often when Mr. Chick Beemed beaten, he
would start up from his scat, catch hold
of chairs, ami make a clatter dose to
the ears of his astonished spouse, and
fling about everything thai came ready
io huml." Well, Indeed, might the elegant mid ladylike Louisa show flSton
isiimeiit ui stif-ii emphatic contributions
to the debate.—Notes and Queries.
"How Do You Do?"
The Germans say "Wle beflnden sle
slchv" (How do you find yourself?j oi
"Wle gehtsJ" (How goes It?) the Dutch
"H«> vuari gt'.'f- fHow do you fare?);
the Italian ' Como state?" (How do yon
stand?); the French "Comment volts
portca-vous?*' (How do you carry your,
solf.'i The Creeks say "Tl kntuete?"
(What do you do?) while In China tbe
expression Is. "Have you eaten your
rice?" lu Hussla. "He well!" ami "How
do yon live on?" and hi Arabia, "May
your morning lie good:" "God gram
thee His favors." The Turkish greet
Ing Is. "Bo under the care of God," am]
;bat of lhe Persians, "Is thy exalted
londitlon good?" "May (by shadow
never ho less!" etc.—Newcastle Chroul
Hadaitasoar Hnakes Not Polsououi,
An American who ban returned
from Madagascar .says Hie snakes i»r
that large Island an- not poisonous ami
Hint a native would us soon kill a mail
as one of the roptlles, They are not
nfruld of men mid sleep in the roads,
knowing thai the natives will noi ills.
lurli them. Kveri the lorauliilns, scorpions, spiders ami centipedes of Madagascar ace uot deadly, bm ii is admitted Hun a person bitten by a centipede
will feel "out of tot *-»'' for u few davi, i
Inmate of un LnylUli Win k It nun Die*
from Overeutinif.
Every free born Englishman eomtf
Into ihe world   whh   Hie iu all enable
right lo a wai at Hie table and a bed
In Hie [mlmlal English workhouse.    It
bus been my t*o«*l fortune during a
•Journalistic career now close ou five
nml twenty years to visit aud describe
for various publications over one huu-
dred British cities and towna, lu nearly every case attention hau been called
to ihe handsome butldfugs set apart
for tlie paupers, or, in colloquial Rug*
lish, "Hie 'otise."    Baek 111 the good old
days of uii"i-:i Qltsftbeth the principle
waa made a law lhat no Ehigllth man
or woman should starve, and tbat. If
uuabli to secure x living for themselves, Hie poor mol the ludlgeut and
ihe Incapable must be oared for by
the state. So firmly has ihe idea taken
possession of the English mind that
ihe poorer class, ilie old. nud even those
lu tlie prim** of life, talk with complaisance of ending their days in "the
'ouso." They look upon Ii very much
aa our old people might regard going
to a home for Invalid- or Ihe old, and,
Indeed, hi many of ths English work-
hotisea they are eared fur si well a» In
snch Institutions a.* our ohl ladles'
homes, et,'. The other w«ek. when in
BIdeford, 1 waa taken t" ibe workhouse, situated mi a beautiful hill overlooking Hu* broad river and  famous
bridge.   Fortl mieut I could hardly
believe my eyes, ll looked for all the
world likit a Japanese palace, It waa
built much an ihey build In Japan,
with plaster between (lie massive wooden beams, iM-iu-red tc-thie roof, old-fash-
loned casetnenl windows, vlnee spread-
lug iheir bountiful green tendrils In
Hit directions, nud III front a large variety of dark shrubs ami Just such stunted  shrubs  ax  oue  Seen  In  .1*1*11    odd
shaped ami picturesque, And her** the
poor of Rldeforfl eat, drink nml are
(jitlie a number of eaten of death
from overfeeding lu the BIdeford workhouse occurred during my stay in Rug.
laud, met Tbe liu, kliey eoroller held
llii-lH-i-Io   oil   no   lr—   thuu   (href   lifet.
withiu a short time. Oliver Twlal te
evidently a lati-k number nowadays,
for at the coroner's Inquiry Into lbs
death of ihe lat^ti victim of parochial
kln-dtioN!*, a man 70 years of age, who
had lived tu Hie Bethnal Green workhouse and acted im assistant librarian,
ihe following dialogue ensued hefwren
the coroner and an Inmate of the worn-
Merry pauper Thursday afternoon
while we wen- baring lea I »aw Hie de
ceased, he was cutting some bread an l
hu-tter, inddeuly fall backward off the
bench on which he wai sitting,
The coroner** You dou't ihlnk the ex
ertlon of cutting bread and butter kqinl
Merry pauper So. no- likely. He had
cut up a lot before that.
The coroner - They give you plenty to
eat, thon?
Merry pauper   Aye, tbey do ihat.
The doctor who was railed In lo »*■«
tlw deceased t--«iirb-d tbat death was
due to lyucope, produced by nu over
i'-nd-*d stomach.
The coroner—One may *»y Hint he
waa killed by kind new?
The doctor- It may ur may i*--' lie
kindness to overload a man'" atomacli.
'Ho roner  Well, It shows he did
not go short of food.
The doctor—Short! By no means.
Why, ihey hava nothing ro do but •*«■,
drink and sleep.
The Jury returned a verdict then deceased tiled from inycope, the remit
of an overloaded stomach, and that
audi death was due to natural causes.
A:.d as the Jury gave the decision a
deep sepulchral voice lu tb*- back ef
the court-room remarked:
"What n glorious deaih!"
The owner of Hie voice was « tall,
gaunt, hungry-looking Individual, who
had evidently mentally decided tbat
"rhe 'ouse" waa not » bad place to aud
one's days.- New Vork Mall sad hi
Cheap to Hub Trolley Cars
Ths cost of running a trolley ear a
mile In found to vary greatly lu oltfer-
em placet, A Brooklyn company gets
the beat reeulta, running n car one mile
for 80-100 cents, a Blugha-mpton company does It for M-100 ewiu-,. Ghenp
coal and sound euginterim; seems to
explain   Hie  lOW  CO*t   ill   tlieae  pla'-i*.
The annual retorts of the railroad commissioners of New York and Massachusetts ahow thai Usually the coal Is uiuWi
higher, Of tho Ave companies opera
Hug over 5,0Oo,000 car mllfla per year
one obtains its power nt leas than 1 cent
a ear mile: three between 1 nud "2 cents,
and one between 2 ami ,t cent£ Of Hi
ooinpaulen operating lefts than 200,000
ear mill's per annum four obtained their
power at ten** Uiau 2 eerits per ear mile
under average conditions of load, track,
ftc, nix bebweon - ami ;t cents, five be*
tween 8 and 4 cents, ont hei ween 4 nml
.1 cents nnd Hire* at more than 5 cents.
Condition* vary icrently 10 that a aep
arat* estimate of all Items of cost mutt
Iw made for each locality,
A Final lug i'oatofflce.
Tlm aiuaHt'j-.:. almplt>*»t nnd Ileal pro
(acted pout office in the world l» in the
Mii-nliM or Magellan, and ban been
there for many years. It consists of «
smnll pnlnre.] keg or cask, and is
chained to the reek* of the extreme
cape in n manner no that it floats free,
opposite Terra del Kuego. Racll pass*
Ing ship sends n b-mi to take letters
out and put »iher« hi. Thli curious
instofllee i« unprovided with a postmaster, and ia, therefore, under Hie
protection of all lhe navies of the
world. Never In the bletory of Hie
unique, "ofllce" have its privileges beeu
The  Laical  frotHgul fun.
The Intent prodigal ion wtoI* home
n* follow*:
"Father, l am coming home for ths
Bm the wise father answered:
"You're a liar. John, an' you know It
You're eomln' home for moneyr'—Atlanta Constitution.
Mow Planks Art- Cut iu « Great Weat«
tm Ban mill.
\v. s. liar wood contributes 'rhe
Story "i a fine Hoard" to ihe St, Nicholas, After telling of the cutting down
of Hie tree, and hs progress from the
roresl to the lolll. Mr, Warworn! says:
rp from the yellowish-brown depths
of the alow-moviug river, Bowing ss
steadily on hs way lo Hie sea. comes a
huge, dark-brown thing with a shining.
dripping coat, it Is our log, entering
upon In hist Btage. It passes at onee
up a long Incline called the "silt"—a
trench of wood about eight Inches deep
and two feel wide at the top, so hollowed out thai the largest log will lie
In It securely aa It Is being drawn up
the Incline by the stout chains with
which Hie slit is equipped. Projecting
pieces of steel ou this chain serve to
keep lhe log steady, hs great weigh"
causing It to sink upon these pieces of
steel, which are like sharp teeth. A
workman, standing at the side of the
silt, by mean-, of a lever throws up two
powerful steebpolnted anus which lift
Uie loga out of the silt aud throw them
Upou tallies, from Which they are roil
ed down 10 the carriage which leads
iu tiie saws. When tbe log reaches tiie
carriage it Is thrown upon ihe framework by tiie "nigger"—a i-'ug. ratcheted timber or piece of steel. This frame-'
work Is like a section of uu crdluary
Ha 1-car running on a regular railroad
track. Two men i-iaud ou the moving
carriUge, ami at a signal from tbe head
sawyer, who directs the cutting of rio-
log, regulate the thlcknesa of the plank
or lward by ihe levers of the carriage,
When Hie log has beeu adjusted li
rapidly advances to the saw, and iu a
very few seconds tt-> water-soaked
sides have been trimmed by the sharp
teeth,    The carriage dies back to the
starting place with the swiftness of the
wind: and lt is enough to make one
shudder to see It go. You expect every
InstaUt Hist one of the men will be
thrown olT nud terribly Injured. They
learn to balance themselves, however,
though there are frequent accidents,
line Instant of luatteutlon on the pari
of the bead sawyer. Who regulate-, the
speed Of the carriage by Ids lever.'
would Hemi the carriage dying tuck to
the end of the mill with tremendous
force, nnd probably kill both of the
men. One of the men on the carriage.
called the •setter," Ilxes the width Of
the lumnl to be Bawed, on signal from
the head nHwyet: the other man Is the
second sawyer.
As 1 wool one day lu oue of these
mill*, watching the men dying forth
and back 00 Hie narrow carriage, an-'
almost expecting Hint on* or both «
them would Ik- thrown off in ihe swlf
ueesof tbeir (light. I took our my wateti
and timed them; and I found that tbey
ira\e|eil on su average, ou this little
railroad not more than twenty feet
lung, one hundred and sixty -eight thousand feet a day. or abont thirty-one
tell- whrn ii costs nelli
The C*>n.ii . the largest freight steamei
•mat. ran tatty about 2n.f**"»o t.ns ot dead
weight] thut i-. about what 625 freight
wi-. i-an carry. The displacements of tha
Cymric i- 23,000 t^n-: she carries thus
a bonl twenty tvwnty-ihird- ot hei weight,
Tin- Soudan expedition, while engaged
in laying the new Nile railway, has Been
fOtme remarkable mirage--. From a di-,-
lance ihe men appeared to U* woikiuj;
into .1 heamtju) Ukp, and tn nil sides
were 10 be -j>en beautifully wooded hills,
-hir-a and i-a-r-ade-.
The Cheapest^ mo*-i comfortable and direct route from Ka-.).> to all pointi in
f'.inrfdj and the I'nitM Btales.
The only line running through Touiwt
Can te Toronto, Montreal and Bo-itna,
Through Tourist Chrs to Sr. psnl del)/.
Travel by this line and have, your bag,
paa checked through to de*»iiiatioo.
An   Ari-tona Htrlna* Banc].
Tourist-What Is that crowd over tlie
Satire—That's our string bsn-i.
Tourist- Preparing to fire an enter*
tain ment, 1 suppose?
N'Hilre-Ves; going erer The rtrer to
lynch a horse thief,
It ta e-rwler lo gel get dollars la promises theu It It to g«t mtty ctala It
weue/. .^-   ■
Daily connection from Kmln excepting
Sunday jt 7:30 a. m.
Foi full Information call on or address
\V, v. C.AR80K,
Traveling Passenger Agt..
0i Kelson, B. 0.
K.   i. rftVl.K,
District IV—>ngi-i Agent,
Vancouver, B. C,
The surveyor's chain
made it the shortest
transcontinental route.
n te the most modern in equipment.
It Is  thfl heaviest  railed  line.
H has a rock-ballast roa-lbei).
It crossed no Hand deserts.
It was hunt without lard cran! or anv-
eminent aid.
Il te noted for the conrteriy of Us employes.
Ii Is the only Hue serving meals on the
i« carte plan,
tCqptenayconnec must iionner'sFern Ids
^■tnds? nnd Wedoesdar,
G."1**"!   y.ooa.ia
Westward  a.«p. ni
Por mapB, tlchota and complete infor>
iniitlon <uli on or address Internetlonsl
Navigation & Trading fomp.ui>- agents,
K. A h. railway n gen la, nr
C 0. DIXON Oeneral Agent,
Hliokane, Wash.
P   I,  VVHITNKV. ll. P, & T. A.,
Bt, Paul, Minii ::v:-:v:-:v:v:v:-:v:-:v::v:-:v:-:v^
This Town is Destined to be'the H
I ILb-J   i_
Divisional Point
Crows JNJest Pass Railway
1 and
ilway Center....
_®-<5, „   ...   (.   ... ®-®-®-®-®-a5HS 1*1
As a Smelter Site it has excep- f$
tional advantages, being the    H
Divisional Point
on the Main Line of the Crows M
Nest Pass Railway, and most If
central point on it for the princi- ||f
pal mines of the district.
Por further iufoimatlou, maps .ind prices of Ids, nj ply to
V.HYDE BAKER Local Agt.,
6)   »^.)-®^!>^^!>^HgH®-<SH5M.>-®-^S-«-<i)-ll-
. ~-®-®-«-«- r>>-.-'^--c?H?-e--®-«-«-®-s--?--«M!>-e-_
-!: <i)HS-H5^®-®-3-<
'..   • '.•   .'-'.'.   .'-...'....'.■.'.",    .^ .'...'..'•:.'.'■ i.    .   ■   .   • ' •■■ i...i... ■...i<g>iQ1 i>\lS/~Q
The Government haB been exceedingly
fortunate in the course pursued by the
Opposition during lhe present term or
the legislature, IT the lenders of the
Opposition had been coached by the
Government they could not. have done
more effective vork for the benefit of the
party now in power. From the opeuing
of the session to tliu present time they
have, by theii reckl.ss policy if policy
it might be called, alienated their own
followers and made the Government far
stronger than before. The people of the
Province were al lirst surprised and then
disgusted. They were soon al-le to .see
lhat the Opposition, iu their strenuous
efforts to make a favorable Impression
for then) selves and injure the Government, had neither ability or honesty. In
ihe "rule or ruin" policy advocated by
their leaders Uiete was a dearth of business judgment nud a total absence uf
anything that would iudicate progress or
prosperity. Never before hail lhe Opposition parly so well merited its name.
At all limes and under all circumstances,
no matter what Ihe measure might he
that was presented by lite Government
or bow beneficial it might prove to the
people uf the Province, the Opposition
were sure to place obstructions In the
way. Time and time again did tbey resort to such tactics, to the injury of Brit
ish Columbia, both at liotue and abroad,
until Iinally lhe people grew weary of
such practices aud displayed a strong
desire to pin their faith lo the Government, and their cffurls lo advance the
interest*, of British Columbia as a whole,
and each individual resident.
Tbe Government's policy has been a
policy of progress. This fact is amply
attested hy the conditions al lhe present
day throughout the Province, and tbe
most excellent reputallou Bhe bears in
the financial centres of lhe world. It is
useless for lhe Opposition to spend either
time cr energy in their endeavors to belittle this Province or besmirch her reputation, when the facts are so apparent
to ull. Tbat we have progressed one
m-eilsjouly lobe familiar with the history
of the Province during tbe years lhat
the Government party has been in power. Prom one end uf tbe Province lo
lhe other there is a linn conviction that
no belter work could have been done
than has beeu dune by the present Government. It is true tbat they bav-- had
some serious problems to solve, ami some
light places to squeeze through, hut Ihey
have always succeeded in acquitting
themselves wilh great credit.
The < Ipposition have ridiculed the
financial i obey of lhe present G'lvern-
incnl, and yet lhe Province stands at lhe
lop of llie list wilh the great financiers
of the wot Id. They have condemned
lite course pursued in apprupiiatii ns,
tuid yet^the progress made liy lliillsli
Columbia has attracted the attention of
the world and been the means of bringing into lhe Piovlncn millions of outside
capital for Investment and the development of llie wonderful resources Unit tin-
lo be found here. Thry have indulged
in innueiidos ihat would he a disgrace to
n blncklrg. ai d yft Mu- records nl lhe
official* of the Government staid above
reproach. Tin) have tried In every
way known to cast a mantle of shame
upon lhe p cieul a ImiuUlratiou, iiitlye t
in each effort they met with an ignominious failure. Tbe Government has withstood all these attacks and have come
out of the contest with the confidence
of tlie people, who have beeu convinced
that it is better lo trust those who have
shown themselves worthy than to take
chances with a class of people who would
sacrifice all for lhe wake of gaining political success.
As has been stated, the Government
has been exceedingly fortunate this year.
IL has had an opportunity that comes to
few parties. It has enjoyed the unique
experience of having au opposing party
largely responsible for iis strength witb
tbe people, hy lhat party pursuing a pot-
icy that emphasized tbe fact that the
Government was tbe only party in tbe
Province that stood for the best interests
of lhe Province aud the people. It lias
been successful before the people on former occasions, and it v ill win a greater
victory this year than ever before iu the
history of the party. The people have
made up their minds, and the grandstand plays of the Opposition between
now and election will amount to nothing. The result is already foretold by
tbe temperament of the people. The
Government will be returned. That is
now au assured fact.
Tim-; IhiUAi.n does nol know whether
the statement made in a recent issue of
the Fort .Steele Prospector that ibe road
lo the Yukon from a seaport of British
Columbia to Teslln lake, to which lhe
Government of Britisb Columbia has
agreed to give a subsidy of Ji,600,000
when completed, is one lying wholly
outside the boundaries of Britisb Columbia, arises out of ignorance or from a premeditated plan to deceive, but in cither
case it is most inexcusable.
Perhaps no one in British Columbia
could be found lo justify the subsidizing
of llie building of a road outside tbe
boundaries of the Province; in fact it
would be outside the jurisdiction of ihe
Province to undertake such a thing.
However, it is none lhe less illustrative
of the methods being adopted by the
Opposition to mislead the public. Il is
hardly necessary lo say lhat the whole
of lhe railway included in the scheme
Is entirely within the Province of British Columbia; and abbongb it is Intended primarily as opening up au all-Cana-
diau route lo the Yukon, it will at the
same time serve, tu.d will ultimately
prove   the best means for opening Ibe
entire northern portion of Ihiiish Col-
umbia al a nominal cost to lhe Government, because it must not be lost sight
of tbat the Government, iu addition to
taxation and oilier indirect revenues,
would receive by the agreement entered
into 4 per cent, of the gross revenue of
the road.
Owing to the unique position of this
toad, and from the fael that tbe Provincial Government will nut subsidize any
oilier load lo comtielr* wilh Ibis, it will
practically have a monopoly of the trade
going into the Yukon country, and consequently the gross receipts will undoubtedly be very large. In fact such
shrewd men as Mackenzie & Mann, wbo
have bad, perhaps, tbe widest experience
of any one iu Canada in railway building, would not undertuke to finance nu
undertaking of such an extruotdinary
nature for a reluru of £4,000 per mile if
they bad uot studied the situation thorough;}- and were not satisfied that the
traffic receipts would justify them in expending Uie large amount of money liec-
cs-iuy. Ii is undoubtedly the most favorable arrangement ever yet entered
into by Uu* Province of British Columbia,',1 anv other part of Canada for ob-
lauiiitg rallwaycoiuilHiuIcatloU) and lhat
without nny concessions of public lands
or natural resnmccs. Tbe Government
is certainly to be comjralulaled upon tbe
success of its railway policy, and tbe
Prospector, recognizing this fact, must
needs make the statement in order to
deceive its readers that the road is one
outside the boundaries of the Province.
Iu order to show the full extent of the
Prospector's sinning tbe Hera i,d quote?
Us exact words:
lliolilCcst information from VlotorU latitat
lln- ('iivi-i-iiiiK-iil lias -.'ul a liill tliroaiili tlie 1i-k-
IsliiluiV|.'raiitlii« a lnum-i nr •*],i-ii.,ihm tn .Messrs.
nvav i-apita! ami i"> illation fi-nn [.uutMiav ami
ill tin- other Interior parts uf llr.tlsli Columbia*
A portion ot hot MOii, group 1. Kootenay Dis-
lrii-1, i-iintanilti-,' fimraiiil a hill acres, inure in*
I."*-*, Wall l-fsi-lil at iim-liiiii i.y tin-(iovi'i-iuii'-nt
■ lineal I-'ih-i Sl->i'li-,imK.YTCI(l>AY,TIH'.4TH
DAY OK .ll'NKalti'ii iM-lm-li la tlio tim-nuui-.
Terms, ten per tent., t» ba natil at tlio time of
a Ijuillt-aljiiu, ami balance la mi days
I'lan can bo seen at tUu (lovernmnnt Office,
Fori Steele, and al tlm nltloo of ttio Clllof Colli-
ini.slMiii'rnf |.:iiiils;iml Winks, Yli-torln.
I-'ui-L SlL-eli-, II. I'., Illi May, nm.
Government Anout,
NOTICE is hereby given that the aiinu
al t'Xatiiliiall'iu nl L-iiinliilali's fur u-jrlllleiiti-s
nr i|iialilli-atn>u t<> ten-ill la Uu- I'lilnle >Vl Is or
Ili<! I'r.iviiin* will In- liclil as f.illims. i-oiiuiieni*-
iu« on .M-miliiy, July Uii. !>!»-., at s-ir. a, 111.
Yl.-.liu-la IllSmilli Kail; Si-lio.il Uuil.lin-,'.
Y..i.-'<mvt-r...Iii 11 lull Sdmol liiillilli,*,',
Kamlou|is....ln hiiiiir N-Iint 11 "niii 11in-.
Knell ii-ii'li'-ant inii-t Forward ll miller, ilnriv
ilav-i  1--1i.ro ll \iiin tiuhi-n, staling tin- class
ami uriuli- of eertiM.-ale M wliieh lm will Im a
rai.ili-l.it.-, liu' oHmiial -tibials s.-IivIl-.I, ami al
which of the nlioveaaiiu'il -iluces lm will attend.
livery notice or iuii-ntion to be nn applicant
must le iifciitniuuiieil with salMii-lury lesll-
moiiial i>r moral i-tiarai-trr.
Citmlliiates i.re imiiiicii Ilt-11 all nt tin- above
i'i*i-utiTiiii*iits inusi tie lullil.i'il befoie llieii* li|i-
i.ii.Miinis can bolllctl.
All lamliiliile-i for lirst class,grade A riill-
ral'-.s. Ii-ciuilinj! uiiiiliiiiii-s, tuiisi aili-ml in VI.*-
Inria lu lake lln- sulij-Hs  ia'>s.<illm.l  fur .Inly
Kill 1 nth latin at a, nml lo unilergo requlrcil
oral oxainluntlon.
supi'iiiiU-mh-iiiui liducatlon,
ISdiionUon onioo.
Victoria, May ith, IfflB. tnyS
John Hutchison,
Real Estate, Mining and
Insurance Broker. . ..
lllll,DISCS Tl) It KM AMI KOlt SAI.K.
Piouiplly AtLoinU.'i.l Lc.
Whether you wish lo buy or sell, write.
Mines bought aud snhl; prospectors outfitted for non-residents; prospects examined and reported on. Refer to nny of
lite ouh-.u banks 01 Bineltersof Omaha.
Denver or Pueblo, *S:c. Correspondence
solicited. A. H. RAYNOLDS,
22 Burwell ave.       Cranbrook, B.C.
\H:-. HUGH   "WATT.
Constincllin enntps from Crnnljroolc to Ward
Will ba at Cranbrook every Monday afternoon
and may bio usultcd nt ihe Craubrook hotel.
A. I. GEDDES, Jlnuancr.
teehi lercaie ro. t
[U.M1TED   IJAr.ll.lTV.]
Fort Steele and Wardner.
W110US.UK   AND    lii-TAi!.   I>i:A!.'.KS   IN
:   ■   »*•«**••  • o  - * • ««♦«>> tf-* *»'j)   (*!■**- *>-♦-*- •* *  * *-*> '«'•*■> • #'• *•*-. •*• *>•••)
General : Merchandise.
Q. .......... v....«* ....... (.;•■» • »•-•• ... i—^*.—.— ....... *®
Our FREE PONY EXPRESS will carry your letters to the Postof-
fice every Friday, connecting with Royal and XT. S. Mails.
CEAN BROOK,    -   -   -
The best possible atttniioti given to care ol animals while in my charge.
AVflfiH V l V\\ -* have on hand a supply of seasoned wood.
>\ \J\JV X AlllJ cut to stove lengths, which will be delivered
011 order at reasonable price.
CKAMVItOOK, 15. ('.
Contractors and Builders.
Wo guarantee expedition aud Mrst'Class woik on all jobs undertaken,
I   PI01\IEER~~~~~~      G-.H. MINER,
Sash and Doors just received.
1 Prices as Low as Further on.
'St,i*&a.aaaat.aaA£&&ar.* ^'.:.'. .-.v -.-■?. ■■-,-iAi.t>i.a4.f,AAi.*i.aai,f..a,'4
i The Cranbrook Lumbar Go.l
I     Saw and..
1     Pianino; Mills..
Dimension Timber, 2x4 to I2XI3 up lo ai- feet long $ 16 00 per M
" "       over 20 feet long up lo ;,o ft. add 50c. per
M for each additional 2 feet.
" "       over 30 ft. loan—prices on application
Rough Lumber, n, 14, 16 ft. leiij-tlis	
.Surfaced     "        12, 14,  16 ft,
16 00 per M S
, 30 00 per M JJ
  26 00 ]>er 1\I #
  22 no per M )J
  2.S 00 per M X
  24 00 per M 9
    26 1x1 per M &
    22 no per M )e>
-No. 1  28 00 per M w
"    2   24 on per M S
   22 on per RI >
casings, &c.| prices on application, *
ARCH'd LEITCH, Mnnnner. j
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6 inch T. and G. Flooring—No, 1
6 inch       " " "    2.
4 inch       " " "    1
4 Inch       " " "   2.
6 inch Rustic    "    1.
6 inch     "       "   2.
4 inch V joint or headed celling*
4 inch V    "    "      "         "
.Ship Lap—all widths	
Mouldlugs and finishing lumt
Cranbrook Hotel
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