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Vol. II.   No.20-
Table Unsurpassed.
Morrissey Mines,
B. C.
Board of Trade.
Medina has Large  Attendance.
Number ol Subjects Discussed.
The regular meeting of the Board of
Trade was held in the Alexandra hotel
Thursday evening of last week. There
were about', rifteen members present,
with the president, Dr. Willson, in the
After some minor business was disposed of, the mooter of the Flathead
road was again discussed. Nothing new
on the subjecthad .developed, and the
B >ard felt that at present they could do
nothing further in regard to, it. The
route from hero was decidedly preferable, so the government investigation
would settle the matter; and, as to doing something toward improving the
presont trail before the government
would be in a position to do it, the matter would be takenupshortly.un getting
more information.
The pressing need of sidewalks and
the deplorable state of the wagon road
to the Junction were discussed, and the
secretary instructed to communicate
for the purpose of obtaining information
regarding.the bettering of the condition.
A Committee of two were appointed to
interviow Mr. Stocked of the coal com
pnny on matters connected with the
town, and report to the Hoard, after
.vliicli the meeting adjourned.
tion of the range is from north-west to
south-east, hence, us the practice will be
in the afternoon usually, the riflemen
will not be troubled with the sun in
their eyes while shooting. It is a splendid site, and but a quarter-mile from
down town.
In a few weeks we uiav expect the
works completed and the men doing
some tine sighting.
The Price of Hill's Coal Shares.
Last week we stated that^ J. i J. Hill
paid $3,500,000 for his stock in the
C.N.P. Coni Company. The figures
given were those of the. whole capital
stock of the company, Hill buying his
three-tenths interest at two and a half
times par. paying thus 82,025,000 for
81,050,000 stock.
Lumbermen and C.P.R. Agree.
As a result of a conference between
j representatives of the B.C. lumbermen
and Mr. Peters of the C.P.R at Calgary
an agreement has been signed by which
tho terms originally Offered by the O.P.
R. have been accepted. The lumbermen
agree to reduce their price on lumber
$1.00 per thousn id-'J.ruughout Assini-
bbia and Manitoba in return for a reduction of 2 cents per 100 lbs. in freight
rates between Swift Current and Broadview.   The agreement is now in force.
A large import order of Dress Goods, Laces,
Appliques and Fancy Trimmings, Ladies' Kid
and Silk Gloves, Lace and Stock Collars, Ladies'
Costumes ^and Rain Coats; Gent's Gloves,
Hosiery and Umbrellas.
Prices talk.   Come in and inspect our Bargains.
Trites-Wood Co., Limited
W- J. BLUNDELL,   Mgr. Morrissey Mines.
At the
Two doors South of Post Office.
P. Sliger, Prop.
Qhoe Repairs
neatly and promptly executed.
Urgent work done on short
notice. Down town footwear
will receive our attention if left
at F. Sliger's cigar store.
No. 42.       ... A. BOWDEN
Two blocks above the post-
office, Tonkin.
In thanking the Miners and
Public of Tonkin for their
liberal patronage, I beg to
inform them that FRESH
BREAD can always be had
at 5 cents per loaf at The
Trites-Wood Co., the Big
Store.; at the Crow's Nest
Trading Co.; or at Mon-
cuso's Italian Store.
Orders promptly attended
to. Liberal discount made
on all orders to hotels and
boarding houses.
Basket Social
A Basket Social will be held, under
the auspices of tho Church of England,
in the Gourlay House on Tuesday even
ing, April 19th, to commence at 8
o'clock. All are cordially invito;! to be
present. A vory enjoyable time is anticipated, on account of the music, games,
etc., provided;.
Rifle association Meeting.
A meoting of the Morrissey Mines
Rifle Association was held in the Western hotel on Monday evening. A fair
numborwere present, with Copt. Robt.
Strathearn in the chair.
The principal business of the evening
was tho adoption of a set of by-laws.
The government furnished bylaws rc-
icommandad tjy theto, and these, being
read, wore adopted with one or two
slight alterations. The date of the annual meeting is to be tho first Monday
in April of each year. The entrance foe
to tho Association was made 81.00, and
the yearly subscription 82.00, payable on
or before the 23rd of May in each year.
A committee coinposod of Messrs.
Clark, Drummond, Strathearn, Lawe,
Rogers, Tranter and Hewitt were appointed to select a suitable location for
a range, and empowered to make all arrangements for the construction of the
butts, targets, etc., immediately.
The committee did not waste any time
in getting down to work. On Wednesday afternoon tho first named six of the
seven got together and, after a thorough
examination of the proposed locations,
decided to have the range on the flats to
tho southeast of McLellan's residence,
the targets to be erected across the
creek and the shooting thus aguinst the
stoop slope of the foothill.    The direc-
The ore shipments from the mines of
the Boundary district for the past week
j run over 15,480 tons. L ,st week Qranby
smelter treated 10.4(5(5 tons of ore ; making a total of 17(>,K80 tons for the year.
The Anglo-French colonial treaty relinquishes French territorial fishing
rights on Newfoundland, recognizes
Proneh preeminence in Morocco and
Madagascar and releases the Egyptian
bonds from the French objections.
The revenues of Great Britain for the
year ending Mar. .31st show a net decrease of 840,930,405 ns compared with
last year. The. total revenue for the
year was 8756,062,495, which is ��13,022,-
105 less than Chancellor Ritchie's est -
J. A. Bangs, n pr miinent lawyer of
Calgary, B. P. Boyee, hotel prupiiotor of
High River, and 11. l?ch:in, horse dealer
of Calgary, were arrested on Friday last
by Col. Sanders of the N.W.M. Police on
tho charge of complicity in the robbery
of .'510,010 from the mails while in transit:
to Vancouver, some months ago. A
corps of detectives have been working
on the case since the robbery, and this
Calgary sensation is the outcome.
The manager seems quite sanguine
over the prospects of the St. Eugene
opening. He said they would start immediately upon hearing, encouraging
news from Ottawa. The sooner the
boards of ! iv.de brought pressure to bear
upon the Government the sooner they
could begin work. Moyie is looking up,
and tho business men there will appreciate now life after tho hue strain of inactivity.
Whole No. 46
Axe Wound Fatal.
Rift-ay ol Few 2!bo Results in Death
of One of the Brawlers.
About six weeks ago we made mention
of a Slavonian being struck on the head .
with an axe in a mix-up at a house in
the upper town, and a gash about three
inches long being inflicted. Tho man.
Steve Katuska by name, loft here a few
days after the event for the old country.
and we have just learned that ho died
on a steamer in mid-ocean from the
effects of thfjWound. ....-*. ������"
Steve Petras, who wielded the axe.
was Hned 815 and half of the costs, and
Katuska was fined the same amount
f<r using a knife. The case was tried
in Fernio.
Roads to be attended To.
J. F. Armstrong, road commist-ioner
who was written by the sec'y. of the
Board of Trade regarding tho state of
the roads in this locality, cannot conn-
up to examine thein himself but wrote
the local constable here to got a report
of what is required to be done. This report has been sent in. and states that
a half-mile of corduroy and side ditch
ing is required between here and the
C.P.R track, with draining in one or
two other places.
t'o.il Company's Offices.
The plans for the new  office  building
of the C.N.P.  Coal Company   have   nr
rived from Toronto at the Fernio office,
says the Fernie Free Press.
The building will bo built entirely of
stone, dimensions il by 00 with two full
storeys and a basement under the full
building. The rooms and departments
are laid out in n manner calculated to
give tho greatest possible convenience
and eon.fort.
Tho lower floor is devoted to the op
orating and clerical departments. Tho
latter takes up the north end; while at
the south end are the general manager's
office and the general superintendent1!*
office and n couple of guest rooms.
The second floor is occupied by tho'
engineering department, tho geological
department, the surveying department
and the auditor's quarters. The entire
basement is utilized for many conven
(ieneral manager Stockett states that
the company  does   not   purpose   going
ahead with the building until the  town
has dealt definitely with the incorpor
ation question.
An Enjoyable " Si Home."
addition;!!. Loeai.s.
Cement culverts are being put in
along the Crow.
Engine No. 549, running on the spur,
had a narrow escape of uoing over the
e n bank men t on Satuiday night, owing
to the s| reading of the track near the
James Cameron went into the Flathead on Thursday with a party of six
Cranbrook people, among whom are
Thos. Cavin, the conservative candidate
who opposed Dr. King, and F. Clapp, of
the East Kootenay Bottling Co.
On account of having to officiate at
Christ Church, Fernie, on Sunday evening, April 17th, the Rev'd. Aykroyd
Stoney, vicar, will hold Church of England service at the Gourlay House, in
the afternoon at 2:30, instead of the
usual hour.
John Potclla, Slavonian, who was employed as a driver in the mines, had his
right hip dislocated on Thursday evening last. While going along on a ear his
head struck the low descending roof,
causing him to be thrown backwards off
the car. He is now in Cranbrook hos
The clerks of tiie   Trites-Wood   Co.'s
store gave a vory nice  "At   Home"   in
the Alexandra hotel   Wednesday   oven
ing.   About twenty couple n'ero present.
The dancing program of eighteen  numbers was carried out with several extras
and encores, the niu-ie by II. L.  Staeb
ler, pianist, of Fernie,  being much   aj
predated.    The evening was one of  tho
b st of its kind that has been given here.
Hume waltz. -:\'i a.m.
The Windsor Now Open.
The big Windsor hotel is now open to
the public There was no big ball to
distinguish tho occasion, as everything
is not in the shape it will be a few weeks
from now, and at some early date in
May it is expected that the formal opening will take place.
The Windsor, a three-story building
of about sixty rooms, is one of the finest
niul most elegantly furnished hotels of
the province. Everything in it is of the
best, and no expense has been spared
to make it a first-class city house, as
the short time until Morrissey Mines
becomes a large flourishing city has
been considered, We will not givo a
detailed description,  but refer   to   the
��dv. elsewhere in this issu��\
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1).   Oopi/rtffflt, 1305,
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She had promised him the evening a
week  berlore, and when he asked her
where they should dine she had an- |
"At our little French restaurant��� i
don't you remember? It will be like
old times." Old times meant the days
when they had worked together as reporters on n local paper. That was
l>o years ago.
So tonl:;lit, iii a> h In the old fashioned
���outhwesi tug;'<rter of th" c'tv  they sat
,    at on,? of  : te squarn t: 'J#h-�� " The low
celllng"d rucm ^a^;,��.ilded over by a
._p_lump, W^dly hosl   Apparently mon-
slour'Mrinol -��Btyx&t 'tingle wrinkle
" la these Wo years f
Ah, and here, too, came their old
waiter, '.with one of those smiles of
the wnlter who Is at the same time
an old friend. Of course he didn't
know anything about his patrons' lives
during the past two twelvemonths. He
assumed that they were married.
"We have one of madarae's favorite
dishes tonight," he said, nddro'ssiug
Muriel.   She flushed slightly.
Presently the girl ceased her flow of
light hearted chatter and began turning her cup about iu a slow, mechanical fashion.
"Billy," she said, "it has happened."
She spoke in that soft, low tone worn-
rn use for words they feel will wound.
"Yesterday Mr. Nicholas Broser nsUed
me to become his wife."
The man waited for the servant to
remove some of the dishes before he
answered, with a bitter laugh:
"I Buppose, the offer uot being a total surprise, you gave him your decision, Muriel V"
"Now, don't be disagreeable. Did we
not agree long ago to be sensible, you
and I? We both love luxury so well
that It would be a positive crime to
dispense with it for the sake"���
"We've sold our souls for it!" the
man broke in.
"How melodramatic!" exclaimed the
girl with a little mock smile. "As a
matter of fact, I'm to have a gorgeous
automobile, a beauty of u yacht nud
more money than 1. even 1. can spend.
So when ho comes tomorrow night for
Ids answer I'm going to say yes.
And you. I'.illy, when will you marry
your heiress'; You know, she thinks
the world of yon���every one says sound you have only lo nsk her!" Muriel spoke gnyly, notwithstanding the
Badness In her eyes.
The  man  didn't   seem  to hear  her
question   or   her   badinage.     He   was j
Watching a little stray curl which Hie
draft  from  the open door was blow |
Ing across her temples, and he was do- I
ing bnttl- with his thoughts.
"Why haven't you Nicholas Droser's
money';" Muriel remarked after n long
silence. "I don't believe there Is n man
in tho whole world so lifted to be the
master of vast estates. Charles II.
must have been like you. I think, except that you have none of his vices."
"Thanks," returned her companion
listlessly, still watching the stray curl.
"I don't like one bit to thiuk that
this is our last dinner, Billy; not���one
-little bit."
"Our last dinner!" exclaimed the
man, forgetting the curl and suddenly
seeking Muriel's eye.
"Of course. I shall be true to Mr.
Broser, In tho letter at least."
Her companion made no reply. Then
Muriel went on in a light tone, as If
she felt that silences were dangerous:
"Just fancy, we had decided to marry���poverty and all. Instead of living
the existences we are both fitted for we
should have to settle down in a Harlem flat.    Ugh!    A  Harlem flat, with
the proverbial goat browsing around
and doing stunts with the tin cans; a
Harlem fiat, with all the attendant
miseries of 'L' rides: a Harlem flat, decorated with cheap bric-a-brac"��� She
broke off and began another sentence,
playing idly with her mother's wedding
"But we do not know���we could make
even a Harlem flat look pretty. I saw
n. lot of bric-a-brac this morning, as
dainty as It was cheap. Nowadays
poor people can have dainty things as
well as rich people if they have taste
and a knack of developing resources
^���fler. T nften think nbout that T-Tnrlern
flat, and"��� She chanced to look up
from the ring, and the pain In the
man's face stopped her words.
"I never knew before that you liked
to torture people, little woman," he
"I didn't mean���I didn't suppose,"
she began; then she added softly, leaning forward:
"Anyhow, we can both remember.
And, after all^tsn'tja memory that will
live better than a dead romance?"
There was a suspicion of a sob iu the
girl's voice, and as she drew on her
gloves Billy saw a glittering tear fall
upon her hand.
When he had received his check and
paid the waiter, he rose abruptly and
crossed over to lay Muriel's wrap about
her shoulders.
"Youwon't make it too hard for me
���to give you up?" whispered she as his
hand rested for one second upon her
He drpw. himself up proudly to his
full six feet of height, and In a voice
which she had never heard before be
said masterfully:
"Tomorrow morning I want you to
bo ready to go out with me. I shall call
at 10 o'clock."
"Where?" Muriel said, turning to look
up at htm,  "To go where?"
"To hunt that Harlem flat." he answered as he pushed back her chair
from the table.
Muriel adjusted the emerald flour lolls at her slender waist. Dark lashes,
down swept, hid the gaze that Billy
knew, but he saw the Hush which
surged quickly over her oval cheeks
und brow.  And he was satisfied.
There, sitting at his pay desk, the
plump, kindly host was busy making
change for his waiters. As his two old
customers passed him he looked up to
give them a parting salutation, to hope
that they had been served well, that
they had enjoyed his bordeaux, that
they would come often again. But,
alas, it was necessary that monsieur's
good intention should cover the deed,
lie had no chance to speak���they did
not look his way; they were engrossed
in each other.
"Mon Dieu! How happy they seem!
Marriage goes well with them," he
thought to himself as he went ou making change for another waiter.
Enroiirnti   Couiitril-M   In   Which   Pauperism) lw Unknown.
Denmark claims that there is not a
Single person in her domain who c:-u-
not read and write. On the northeast
coast of New Guinea the island of'
Kutalia, surrounded by a wall of coial
300 feet high oh one side and from
,",ti to ion feet on the other, maintains
thirteen villages of natives, to whom,
war. crime and poverty have been uu-;
known since the beginning of their'
traditions. The most peaceful and com-'
fortable community in Europe is thei
commune of the Canton Vaud, In Switzerland. Nearly every one is well off,'
and there are no paupers. Finland Is a ;
realm whose inhabitants are remarkable for their inviolate integrity. There
are no banks and no safe deposits, for
no such security is essential. You may
leave your luggage anywhere for any
length of time and be quite sure of
finding it untouched on your return,
and your purse full of money would be
Just as secure under similar circumstances. The Finns place their money
and valuables in holes In th9 ground
and cover them with a big leaf. Such
treasure is sacredly respected by all
who pass it, but in the rare event of
a man wishing to borrow of his neighbor during ids absence he will take
only the smallest sum he requires and
place n message in the hole telling of
his urgent need and promising to repay the amount on a specified date.
And he will invariably keep his word,
for the Finn is invincible in his independence.
Agnetn Park, uoar Delft, In Holland,
is another Utopia example. A tract of
ten acres has upon it 150 houses, each
with its little garden and With certain common buildings and common
grounds, The hO.USCS are occupied by
the employees of a grout distilling company, who form a corporation which
owns the iv.v'.i. Each member owns
shares in the corporation and pay3
rem for Ills house. The surplus, after
nil expenses have been paid, comes
back to him as dividend. If he wishes
to go away or If he dies his shares are
bought up by the corporation and sold
to the man who takes his place.
) Miser
Is the Cause of Most of the Misery
in    Everyday   Life���Improve
the Blood and Disease Will
Not Exist.
Among the many thousands who
testify to the value of Dr. Williams'
Pink Fills as a blood and nerve ionic
is Miss Mary Jackson, Normundnle,
Ont., who says :���"I have used IV.
Williams' Pink Pills and have derived
such great benefit from them that I
consider :t my duty to ,'ot others
know their worth. For upwards of
three years I suffered from anaemia,
and grew so weak that J. could
scarcely walk about the house. I
had no color in my face, my lips and
gums were bloodless, I lost all ambition, suffered from headaches and
dizziness, and fell away in weight until I weighed only, ninety-four pounds.
1 doctored a great deal, but it did
iiot seem to do me any eood. 1 was
then advised to try Dr. Williams.'
Pink Pills and before I had f.nken
them ten days I felt better and my
people could see a change in inc. 1
continued using the pills for some
weeks und am now in the vory best
health. Every depressing symptom
has passed away.and I have piincd
fourteen oounds in weight. 1 think
there is no medicine can equal Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills and I strongly
recommend them to all weak and ailing girls."
I Miss Jackson's experience should
bring  hope  to  all    the weak,  ailing
'girls and  women.      What those pills
,hnve done for her they will do for
others.       Every dose adds teno   nnd
.vigor to the blood and nerves, brings
a glow  of health to sallow cheeks, a
'sparkle to the eyes and a ruby led-
ness to pallid lips.      Xo other medi-
|clno bus done so much to bring comfort and health to weak girls and
women. If you are ailing give the
pilis o fair trial and new h(alUi and
strength will he yours. Do not. accept any pink colored substitute; the
genuine pills always have the full
name "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Pale People" printed on the wrapper
around every box. Sold by medicine
dealers everywhere, or by mail at 50
cents o box or six boxes for $3.50 by
writing The Dr. Williams Medicine
o., Brockville, Ont.
How the Baby Assist*.
Reader, gentle or otherwise, have you
ever noticed how the young father said
mother of a first baby carry on a conversation?
If you have yon must have wondered
how In the world they managed to talk
to each other before the baby became
a member of the family.
The following is a sample talk in a
family of three, one of which trio Is a
baby a year old.
Mamma (with Infant on her lap)���
Baby, ask popper if he will div mom-
mer zo paper.
The paper is given.
Papa���Baby, ask oor momuier if she
knows where popper's slippers are.
"Tell popper his slippers are In the
hall closet, gbiy baby." The slippers
are found and put on.
"Baby, has 00 been a good 'ittle tot-
kins today?"
"Girly baby, tell oor popper dnt oo's
been de bestest, doodest. sweetest 'ittle
popsy wopsy in the town, so 00 has."
"I'ze dlnd to hoar dat, baby. Popper's own daughter girly must always
be dood as a doll."
"Baby, now tell popper baby totkins
Is gnin' sleeples and can't t.lik any
more.   By. by. popper!"
"Hy. by, lolklns!"
Coffee is a very strong antiseptic.
There are many diseases the microbes
of which are destroyed bv it.
When 11 woman wears a new lint to
church she doesn't care how long the
sermon is.
01  course  the  way  to  servo  dinner
is to eat it.
A   train of thought  runs regard less
of  time-taibles.
A school-teacher says there is no
lixed rule for telling how many rods
it  takes to make n wiseacre.
Bather than have his home go up
in the air, many a man outs a henw
mortgage on it to hold it down.
Nothing is calculated to jar a Ida'
like the efforts of a bald-headed barber to sell him a bottle-of hair tonic.
If a girl loves a man and has his
best interests at heart, why does
she spoil it all by marrying him ?
If a son doesn't take after his father it is probably because the old
man  left  nothing to take.
Severe colds are easily cured by the
use of Dickie's Anti-Consump'.ive Syrup.
a medicine of extrnordinary venetrating
and healing properties. It is ccunov-
letlged by those who have used it as he-
inu the best medicine sold for couelis.
colds, ilitlnminntion of the lunus. and all
affections of the throat and chest. Its
ntrl'eenhleness to the taste males it a
favorite with ladies and children.
All the granite used in the magnificent buildings in St. Petersburg is
from   Finnish  quarries.
It is more necessary for a commercial traveller entering Russia i" understand German  thnn  Russian.
Where Metal* Boll.
Krafft has determined the boiling
point of certain metals by the use of
vessels of quartz heated by an electric
furnace. Zinc sublimes below ,"00 degrees and at (i-10 degrees distills fairly
quick. The corresponding temperatures for cadmium are :i'J'J degrees and
44S degrees. Selenium distills quickly
nt 380 degrees, tellurium at 550 degrees,
boiling being observable nt 535 degrees.
Lead bolls rapidly and distills at 1,100
degrees. Tin proves very refractory, no
distillation occurring even at 1,100. At
005 degrees antimony sublimes slowly
and at 775 to "SO degrees distills rapidly. Sublimation of bismuth commenced
nt 510 degrees; the sublimate assumed
the form of drops at 030 degrees, and
the metal boiled briskly at 1,050 degrees. A slight mirror of silver appeared at 1,000 degrees, and rapid vaporization proceeded nt 1.310 degrees.
Copper and gold boil at too high temperatures to be examined even In silica.
Willi the former a slight amount of
sublimate formed nt 1,810 degrees; with
the latter extremely little vapor arose
even at 1,375 degrees, which is near
the point at which the resistance of
silica breaks down.���Scientific American.
\\'H  0R0S3.
When infants or young children me
restless and cross or peevish it is a
yer\ certain sign that they are not
ui 11. The mother may not know hist
whni the trouble Is, b'ut she can de-
pi nil upon it the trouble exists.
Rive Iho little one Baby's Own Tablets; see. how promptly it will be
changed,into a happy, smiling, cood
nnturetl child. The little one will
sleep soundly and naturally and the
mother will also obtain' her much
needed rest. Here is the proof eivon
by Airs. John E. Ramsay, Port Hill,
P.EX, who says :���"My baby was
cross, restless and did not sleep well,
but after giving him Baby's Own
Tablets he became better naiured.
sleeps well and is growing finely.
The Tablets have been a great, bless-
Ine lo both baby and myself."
The Tablets are a prompt and certain cure for such troubles as indigestion, sour stomach, colic, constipation, diarrhoea, simple fevers and
other minor ailments. They always
do good and cannot possibly harm
the most delicate child. You can
uet the Tablets from any medicine
denier, or they will be sent by mail
at 25 cents a box by writing to The
lie 'wuilnms' Medicine To.. Brockville, Ont.-
Never Occurred  to Him.
"1 don't know why it is." said Mr.
Glossup as he came downstairs red
eyed and sleepy and greeted his guest,
"but I never can get used to the striking of that clock iu our room.
"It has such a loud. Insistent 'bang'
when it strikes the hours (hat it wakes
me up nearly every time. We've had it
iu tile house two or three years, but I
can't become accustomed to it. We
would have put it in the attic long ago.
only it's a present from my wife's
mother, nnd that would neverdo. Good
clock, too. aside from that, but it worries mo nearly lo death. 1 wish 1 knew
what to do with it."
"Why don't you wind merely the
timekeeping part of it," said ids guest.
"and let the striking part go unwound '!"
".Johnson, you have saved ray life!"
exclaimed Mr. Glossup joyfully. "1
never thought of that."
She Took   II 1 at Their Word.
Ketlka lake Is one or" the most attractive of the great chain of lakes in the
interior of New York state. Bluff point
nt its jiead is a bold promontory which
rises grandly and impressively. It was
upon the banks of this lake that the
famous "Jemima Wilkinson'' founded
a colony nearly three generations ago
and announced that she could walk upon the water of the lake. A large crowd
gathered to see her uuderlake tho experiment. Turning to her followers,
she asked, "Have you all faith that I
can walk upon the water'/" "We have!
We have!" her followers replied. "Then
there is no use in my undertaking to do
so." she replied. "If ye have faith ye
shall be saved without tnv walking up-
ou the water."
An  Apt  Quotation,
The readiness of repartee of Thomas
B. Bred was never better Illustrated
than on one occasion when he went to
visit a friend who lived at the top of a
long and narrow lllght of stairs. Half
way u;> Keetl missed his fooling and
fell to the bottom. His friend, hearing liie racket, rushed to the door and
shouted down the semiilarkness of the
hall. "Who is that?"
"'TIs Elser rolling rapidly." drawled
the man from Maine as be picked himself up.
Like the plantain, which the Indians
called "the white man's foot" because
it sprang up wherever the whites penetrated, the duckweed seems to follow
the track of the while colonist, and In
New Zealand the Maoris call It "the
mark of the paleface." The little flower Is :i sort of barometer. It opens
when tine weather is coining, remains
closed if rain is in the air.
Until   Artists.
"My pn." said the blind man's boy,
"rati tell dimes from pennies and nickels from quarters by just feeling of
"II"'!," replied old llardphist's son,
���|!::f. ���;   nothing!   My   pa   can  tell  the
i:T.c  nee by the smell."
\m n  Kill.- II  Liken u   Ills   llln/e and
Vf. isliiu;; Wnlls.
"There is one curious thing connected with tires." said a thoughtful man,
"and that is the fact that while the
Iranian is always 11 hero in the public
estimate and while men and women
have all kinds of admiration for these
brave fellows they yet want to see
tin-in get the worst of it in the light
against the flames, it is an interesting
fact that the average man and woman
are not at all anxious to see the lireuieu
get tho fire Under control. They would
much rather see the flames spread un-
til the affair developed into nu immense conflagration; Mind you, the
trait is not at all vicious. There is no
malice in it. It is simply the love of
excitement and adventure, things that
are so deep rooted iu human nature
that we may not control them at will.
Besides, we want to "develop our heroes to (he limit. We want our (Ire-
men to light a good light against long
odds and under great difficulties; We
cannot quarrel with this feeling in the
human makeup. After all. it is what
one may call the poetry of human nature, and without it this old system of
ours would he dull and prosaic indeed.
Of course, you will always find p few
persons around a lire who are directly
concerned In the fight the firemen are
making. They want to see the Haines
put out. Iu the case of some of the
spectators it means bread and meat,
it means the loss of a position or maybe the loss of home. But ; was speaking of the vast majority of men and
women who gnthar to witness a lire.
The lire is the thing with them. They
want to see a big blaze and hear the
crash of the walls und all that sort of
thing. Did you ever take the trouble
to analyze a fire crowd? In the first
place an alarm of lire will draw a
crowd quicker than anything in Iho
world. Whenever the bells begin to
clang and the engines go rushing down
the street you will see men, women and
children rushing ibis way and that in
order to see as much as may be seen
of the lire and lire fighters. The hour
of day or night does not make so much
difference. The crowd will get there
In some way and for some reason,
though the great majority of the persons have no sort of interest other than
idle curiosity. Once on hand, they
want lo sea a good lire, and that's why
1 say they want to see the flames get
the best of the firemen. They will go
away and talk about what a game light
the tire laddies made. Human nature
is a curious thing, is it not';'
A woman is never known to advertise for the return of stolen property
"und no tntesi 10:13 asked." She would
���ink questions or ute.
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hacking cough remains, there is
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always siren we good rcaulta In every particular.
1 also hare one of your books that I nave found
very Useful. If you have any. lat*r edition of
the "Treatise on the Uorse and his Dlsaassa,"
win you Undly send me one.
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Cupurlaht, 1903, b\i T. C. McClure
If one were looking for n euro for
bush fulness carbon paper would seem
an unlikely thing to select. Hut it w;is
a piece of this paper which, if it did
not exactly cure John Kendall, at least
overcame the effects of his shyness.
John's bashfulness was most pernicious, and, while it hud not retarded
bis career as a successful manufacturer in the nourishing town of Schuyler-
ville, it proved a very embarrassing
possession when ho was smitten with
the tender passion.
In the first place, Margaret Little
was an "authoress," and that alone
���was an awe inspiring circumstanco. To
bo able to write stories which met with
occasional acceptance, to have the postman sometimes bring her thin letters
containing checks and not to be the
grinning bearer of bulky packages of
rejected manuscripts, placed her on a
plane above other woracri ��� in John's
eyes; not that she needed such placing,
for it would be futile to chronicle the
angelic qualities 'with which he endowed her,
'' The trouble with this endowment
process was that it was not disclosed
to Margaret. John could write and did
write letters teeming with sentiment.
Of course it was unfortunate that those
letters never were sent II was more
"unfortunate that he found himself unable to express In ber presence the feelings which agitated his six feet of
He had made three attempts at a proposal, each of which had ended in
stammering confusion and dire failure,
and It is probable that the number
would have been extended indefinitely
hud not a rival appeared on the field.
Any one who showed Margaret the
slightest attention was" a rival in John's
view, and it seemed impossible that the
editor of a New York magazine would
come fifty miles to Sehuylorville for
the sole purpose of consulting Margaret about a series of stories for his periodical. If this innocent purpose
brought the editor, something emotionally attractive in Margaret's pretty
face must have induced his 'reappearance within a month, and It was during this second visit that John spurred
himself to action.
On a June afternoon he deserted his
desk and determinedly strode toward
the Little homestead. His courage
usually lasted until ho passed the front
him for its own. Then an urgent business affa'" led him' to 'cult on her 'father, who , s suffering from a slight
illness' and was uuutyje to leave his
When the interview with Mr. Little
was at an end and John reached the
front door, lie found Margaret .sitting
on the veranda. lie thought to pass
her with a formal greeting, but bis Intention's usually went astray where she
was concerned, and he was soon seated
near her in a wide, .firmed veranda
"1 nm sorry I missed yon when you
��vil]n,i I'lat week," Bald Margaret after
her father's Illness had boon discussed.
"I'm sorry, too," John replied, "-men.
tally condemning the memory of tho
mold, who he hoped bad forgotten t!."
"The girl paid something about yoti
leaving a note," continued Margaret
"Yes���er���an invitation to a picnic,"
John said weakly, "but the affair was
"Before you could write the note?"
"No.   I  thought it would  be  postponed, so I changed my mind."
Margaret was looking demurely nt a
rosebush. "It has been postponed bo-
fore," she murmured softly, but her
companion did hot hear the remark.
"John," she said in a louder tone, "I
Euppose it is only in an invitation to a
picnic that you would address me as
your dearest Margaret."
John Kendall turned slowly nnd regarded the object of his affections with
bewilderment. He wondered if any of
the torn bits of paper had been picked
up and pieced together by Margaret,
but he had scattered them so "widely
that that seemed impossible.
Miss Little, who had transferred her
gaze from the rosebush to her lover's
face, seemed to enjoy bis expression.
Then John rocked violently in the veranda chair in the hope that the action
would induce mental stimulation, but
it did not.
"Will you come with me for n moment?" Margaret asked, rising and entering the house.
John followed her to'her study. There,
on the little desk, was the pile of manuscript paper. Margaret took a note
from tho bosom of her dress, unfolded
it slowly and handed it to John.
"There was a piece of carbon paper
among the top sheets," she said, "and
this was under it." And John read un
exact copy of the effusion he had addressed to Margaret the week before.
For a moment be looked helplessly
at the note, then he glanced shyly
down at Margaret, and the expression
he saw in her eyes was entirely unlike
that with which she had regarded the
It seemed to say, "Speak for yourself, John," aud had the stolid typewriter which stood on the desk risen to
tho occasion it would have added another love scene to its long list.
In the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Kendall, in Schuylcrville, is a don, and
on one of its walls hangs a bit of black
paper in a gilt frame. When the curious question John about this paper lie
tells them its story, if they are worthy,
and if they are unworthy he merely
says that it is an impressionistic picture of the darkest hour before dawn.
Tho last and fatal stage of the disease is a gradual wasting away of the
animal. Cattle born on the prairies
seem instinctively to avoid the loco.
High grade beasts most easily fall victims to tlicir partiality for the weed.
. ' Ending  Her Stories.
A very small girl of very large literary ambitions found it easy enough lo
begin her "stories" and work up the.
plots to the right consistency for thrill
producing, but llien for the life of her
she could not "get them slopped." Cne
day, however, she hit upon a happy
expedient, and thereafter the "ending"
of In r n.'irriilives was a matter nt' the
utmost ease. The closing schlpnce,
vyhlch came with an Inspiration and
served to draw .the ��� in tain on luni
merahle adventures, was, "One morn
lug when they wen walking up the
front path they nil died." Occasional!}
"had; read" or "dark turnpike" or
"sunny lane" or something of Hi'' or!
was substituted for "front path;" but,
with the exception of such minor variations, the one cheerful expedient
served the small authoress' purpose for
months, and the only question In her
mind was why she had never thought
of it before!���Now YorUgrribua".
The  Chinese  Matcbannker.
In China tho matchmaker! or "go between," is a very important factor in
domestic life. He It is who casts his
watchful eye around that lie may find
suitable husbands for the daughters of
his acquaintances and then approaches
the parents with due circumspection
as well as a good deal of tact and diplomacy.
To the family of the young man he
narrates (he good qualities, beauty and
amiability of a certain young girl; then
he makes a visit to her father and
dwells upon the riches, learning and
wisdom of a youth he knows.
If he finds both sides willing to consider the question he plies back and
forth between them with all the eagerness of a man anxious to drive a good
bargain. He knows that if he succeeds
he will get n nice little fee from each
family, and so he paints the many,
charms of the young couple iu glowing
He Is not nlways truthful, and oft-
times the bridegroom, who is not allowed to see his future wife before (he
ceremony, finds that after the red cloth
and veil are removed he is married to
an ugly old crone.
These instances of bad faith on the
part of the "go between" are fortunately rare, and usually he exhibits much
discretion in his ma tings.
gate, but on this occasion he was surprised to find it upholding him even
after be had reached the veranda. It
evaporated when be rang the bell. A
maid told him that Miss Little had
gone for a walk with the gentleman
from New York, '/his Information,
coming as a respite* at first relieved
John. Then jealousy renewed his
courage, and he boldly said that he
wished to leave a note for Margaret.
In the matter of impassioned missives John Kendall was no coward,
and he sat at Margaret's little desk
and dashed off a few glowing periods
on a sheet of her manuscript paper.
When the effusion was finished it
proved satisfactory, being, in fact, a
condensation of tho others which he
had left unsent. He folded it neatly
and was reaching into a pigeonhole iu
the desk for an envelope when he happened to glance out of the window.
Across the orchard came Margaret
and the editor. The latter, a small,
blond, handsome man, was walking
close beside his contributor and looking smilingly into her beautiful eyes.
After viewing this scene John was
seized with panic at the thought of
Margaret's reading his note immediately. The next instant he was striding away from the house, scattering
bits of white paper to the June breezes.
Ho did not see Margaret for a week,
aud during that time deep despair hold
Whim* of a Great Singer.
Brignoli, the great tenor, was so
careful of his voice when he had to
sing that he would not speak at all and
was in the habit of writing his wishes
on a piece of paper. During the last
thirty years of his life be lived at the
Everett House when not on the road.
It took bim at least three-quarters of
an hour to go from his room to the
sidewalk. He must get used to the
changes Tcry gradually. Leaving the
room, be would pace up and down the
hall for ten or fifteen minutes until
thoroughly "acclimatized," as he himself would say, and from there would
go to the lobby to experience for twenty minutes a slightly lower degree of
At the end of half an hour he usually
reached the vestibule, where he would
pass another quarter, opening the outer
door occasionally to get a taste of the
fresh air. When thoroughly acclimatized here he buttoned bis greatcoat
close about him and stepped out on the
BrlgnOli never was known to be
ready to go on the stage to sing his
part. He had to wait one minute or
several minutes before appearing. In
this he was a great trouble to managers. "Just give me one minute more,"
lie would beg, and when that was up
he would plead for another aud another till all patience was exhausted.
How  Loco Act*.
Loco Is often called "crazy weed"
from its dire effect on cattle and horses
when they eat it in any quantity. In
the beginning the poison is slow in
showing itself. .The first symptom is
usually a dull, glassy look In the eyes,
which gradually dilate and become
wild and staring.
If after this the animal Is left to
graze on the herb the symptoms will
become more pronounced, the vision
becomes impaired, and the victim develops an aptitude for grotesque antics,
sometimes rushing madly about. A
"locoed" horse will balk, back, rear
and often hurl itself backward aud has
the greatest objection to having its
head touched.
Flontlnrr Garden.* In Mexico.
While the City of Mexico is S.000 feet
higher than sea level, there are in the
vicinity several hikes and marshy
tracts which require extensive drainage
operations. Tho Vlga canal is one of
these great drainage systems, and tip-
on it are numerous barges which transport farm and garden produce from the
market gardens to the city. Flat bottomed boats, propelled by a pole, convey passengers to the floating gardens.
The gardens arc located upon marsh
land quite similai to the (tile lands of
California. The soil is Composed of decayed reed and grass roots, being entirely of vegetable mold and quite fertile. Ditches at frequent intervals
drain the gardens and furnish means
of communication by canoes and small
boats to the larger canal aud thus to
the city. Here are the great market
gardens where vegetables are grown
for Mexico's consumption; here, too,
are grown the magnificent flowers
which form one of the principal attractions of the City of Mexico, the flower
market being a wonder in the quantity
and exquisite beauty both of the indi
vidual tropic flowers and the magnificent floral forms, which are made with
great taste and skill. Street cars also
connect the city with the villages upon
the Vlga canal, nnd they are well patronized.��� A rlHiricultnua.
Jim I.nne'a Advice to Recruit*.
During the civil war a lot of yuan?
fellows at Oskaloosa wanled (o enlist
in the cavalry. Jim Lane told them
they would make a mistake If they
joined a "boss" regiment "I tell you.
hoys," he said, "it will cost you a boss
apiece to join the cavalry. As Infantrymen you will he ordered to Missouri,
a nil you ('.'in I'ide one horse and had
another when you come back."
Would  AValt.
Mr. Trucker���I think I shall give up
my business, my dear. 1 might as well
have some good out of my money.
Mrs. Trucker���Oh, not yet, Samuel.
Cut when one of us dies I shall give
up housekeeping and see a little of ihe
DeedM,  Not  Words,
Father (sternly)���Didn't 1 tell you if
any of the other hoys said anything to
make you angry you should count
twenty before you said anything?
Tommy���Yes, sir. but I didn't need to
say anything. l'.efore I'd counted
twelve Ihe other boy yelled "Enough!"
Time's CIinttaTC*.
"Did ho seek the office or did the
office seek him?"
"Oh. ho was lookln' for the office all
right before election, but since then
he's been dodgin' it most of the time
except on salary day."���Brooklyn Ea-
gie. ...
���      '��� ������
O    Copyright,  1003, by T. C. McClure
Never had there, been such a winter
In South Dusenbury. What with niu-
sicales, lectures, socials and tho like
(he little village usually managed t"
till in the dark, cheerless gap between
harvest and sowing nicely. But this
winter the felicities of village life had
been augmented by an nmaZing and
unparalleled number of wedding anniversaries, Wooden weddings, tin weddings, crystal weddings, had followed
one another in rapid succession until
those who were blessed in the giving
were hardly less numerous than those
blessed in the receiving.
Now; South Dusenbury contained Its
share of spinsters, village parlance
Which, being interpreted, signified that
the woman to whom the term was applied had lived twenty-eight years or
more -generally more���and was still
unmarried. To their eternal credit be
It said that they rejoiced open hearted-
ly in the marital anniversaries of their
fellow citizens nnd bad contributed not
a little to tlie general atmosphere of
happiness which attended these functions.
No, not quite all. One exception���
one distinguished exception���must he
noted, Kcziali Bottloby. Miss Bottieby
was a strong minded, tall, angular-woman, an ardent church worker and
ready to turn her helpful hand to any- '
thing when the needs of tho neighborhood required. But these wedding an- '
nlversaries began to pall upon her, and
by the time Deacon Thompson ami
Mrs. Thompson had celebrated their
silver wedding she was thoroughly disgusted. She lost no opportunity in letting that fact be known. Hers was a
trenchant tongue. Some were amused;
more were made uncomfortable. But
there was no other result. The anniversaries continued just tho same. Of
Course this fact did not silence Miss
P.ottlehv, ,    ...
"I tell ye," she said one afternoon at
a meeting of the King's Daughters, "it's
perfectly scandalous. Sech graspin'
tendencies as has been exhibited in this
village this winter is downright heathenish. Why, look at old John Newell
and Sophy Newell. They ain't doue
nothin' but spat these mortal twenty-
five years, aceordin' to all accounts,
and, laws me, there they stood up together at their silver weddin', she in a
new gingham dress and nil perked up
and simpei'iu' about with one eye and
connlin' the presents with the other, it
made mo sick. And I guess I showed
jest how 1 felt too!"
As usual, Miss Botlleby was listened
to in the most respectful silence, and
when she ceased speaking no one ventured a remark. Miss liottleby gave a
contemptuous sniff and applied herself
to'her needle. While she sewed on, the
glimmer of an Idea shot through her
mind, and as she pondered aud enlarged upon it the stern lines of ber
face relaxed into a broad smite. Yes,
she would do It. There was no reason
why she should not and many reasons
why she should. If so many persons
congratulated themselves aud asked
others to join them simply because
they had been married a score or so of
years why should she not be congratulated in remaining single a similar
period? Surely it was more difficult to
remain unmarried than to find a husband.   Yes. she would do it.
In a day or two the villagers received
the following invitation:
"Miss Keziah Bottieby, having existed in single blessedness for forty-five
years, requests your presence at her
home on Thursday, May 12, at 3 o'clock
in the afternoon, the occasion being an
old maid's variety. Tea and doughnuts will be served, and presents may
be stored in the parlor."
They were the talk of the village.
these invitations, and every one said
bow like Miss Bottieby it was. They
all meant to go. too. for they felt that
the did deserve something for her long
years of abnegation. The general tendency was to defeat her purpose by ignoring the obvious sarcasm nnd pretending that they took her seriously.
Hiram Spinks had received an invitation, nnd it had struck a responsive
chord in his heart, for he. too, had en
joyed a life of celibacy.
lie met Miss liottleby several days
before the "variety" party, and she
smiled so warmly that Hiram lifted
bis hat clear from his head instead of
giving the customary little flip of his
"How be ye. Hiram?" said Miss Pot-
tletiy.   "Fine warm day':"
"Why, how do do-o-o, Keziah?" said
Hlrniu. "Yes, uni; yes, it's tolerable
That was all. Keziah swept by, but
Hiram suddenly gave a start and turned to look at her retreating figure.
"A fine, stiiart woman," he muttered;
"a re.il woman." lie was thinking.
He thought all the way to his lonely
home and finally slapped his hand on
his thigh.
"By gum!" he ejaculated. "I'll do It
ht sure as shootin'l"
The next few days were spent in
painting, and his married sister came
over and helped him put the house in
unwonted order. But she felt that he
had suddenly lost his mind. She was
confident of this fact when a day or so
later Hiram came home with a new
suit of clothing and a new hat. But all
(hat he would vouchsafe was that he
had bought them for the party. Hiram
was ready, and Ihe more he mused on
his new resolution" the more absent
minded he became.
The day "!' (he "variety" came, and
the vlllai ��� o (did thcinsi I -s in their
-norn��irv. Tbey reckoned to sneiiee
Miss Bottleby's tongue on the subject
of wedding anniversaries forever.   Tho
little parlor wi    , . presents of
all kinds, and all, ng Miss Bot
tieby, wi re radiant.    Every one had a
regular ;.-noiJ time, and when the gu
began to ���'>:.��� i    I ey       urod her they
were ��� adj    i      ���    I "variety" any
time she chose lo give it. Finally Ihi
door closed on ,:" last guest, and Ml
Bottieby returned to the parlor, she
did not look at her presents. She was
thinking of how kind they all had been
and was making all sorts of resolution ;
concerning  her  future  nil wi li
her neighbors.    Til oil she looked out of
the window.
"I wonder whatever became of Hiram Spinks," she said.
As in answer the bell rang and upon
opening the door there stood Hiram,
shaven, beard and hair trimmed and
new clothing.   Keziah gasped.
"Why, Birnm. ye air late, ain't yc?
Come in."
"Yes, yes," murmured Hiram. "I'm
a-comin'." following Miss Keziah into
the parlor. "Hut I can't stop long. I
Jest came in to bring ye my present."
Miss Bottieby looked surprised, for
Hiram was quite empty handed.
"So ye've hrung mo a present, eh?
Well, ye needn't hev done that, Hiram.
What is It?   Let mo see it"
Hiram stepped closer.
"The present," he said slowly. "Why,
Keziah. ye can see the present. It's
right before yc. I've come and lining
myself fur a present. Do ye want me,
"Why, Hiram!"
Hiram moved closer, and then suddenly .Miss Keziah���but let us draw the
curtain over what followed, those precious moments of first love In South
Whnt  Can  Be  Done With  Salt.
Salt cleanses the palate and furred
tongue, and a gargle of salt and water
is often efficacious. A pinch of salt on
the tongue, followed ten minutes afterward by a drink of cold water, often cures a sick headache. Salt hardens
gums, makes teeth white and sweetens the breath. Cut flowers may be
kept fresh by adding salt to the water. Weak ankles should be rubbed
with a solution of salt water and alcohol. Rose colds, hay fever and kindred affections may be much relieved
by using line dry salt like snuff. Dyspepsia, heartburn and Indigestion arc
relieved by a cup of hot water In which
a small spoonful of salt has been melted. Salt and water will sometimes
revive an unconscious person when
hurt if brandy or other remedies nre��
not at hand. Hemorrhage from tooth
puliing is stopped by filling the mouth
with salt and water. Weak and tired
eyes are refreshed by bathing with
warm water and salt. Public speakers
and many noted singers use a wash of
salt and water before and after using
the voice, as it strengthens the organs
of the throat. Salt rubbed into the
scalp or occasionally added to the water in washing prevents the hair falling out Feathers uncurled by damp
weather are quickly dried by shaking
over a fire in which salt has been
thrown. Salt always should be eaten
with nuts, and a dessert fruit salt
should be specially made.���Table Talk.
Ill*   Nomination,
Politician ��� Congratulations,   Sarah.
I've been nominated.
Sarah (with delight)���Honestly?
Politician���What difference does that
i make?
The   Mourner*.
Hawkins���I have lost all���not a thing
rtobblns���But think of your friends.
Hawkins���That's so.   It's pretty bard
on thrni tun.
A  Dtfucnlt Mix.
"Horace says,  'Mingle a liille folly
with your wisdom.' "
��� Yes. that's easy enough.  But it's nn-
onier   matter  when   it  comes   to  min-
I Rling n liille wisdom with your folly."
Lachrymal   A mot lo rat Ion.
"Poor thing!    Did she take her husband's death lunch to heart'.-''
"Why,  she's  prostrated   with  grief!
She can't sec a soul except the dress-
i maker."
Not   to l!i>  Mastered.
j    W.���They (ell me. professor, that yon
I have mastered all the modern tongues.
Professor���All   hut   two���my   wife'*
and her met Iter's!
Very   ratuetl".
"What can be more pathetic," said
the sentimental woman, "than a man
who has loved and lost?"
"Well," replied the man of experience, "a fellow who has hot on a
sure thing and lost cuts quite a figure
in the pathetic line." ^v-,       i
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It is said that some of the minors here
are unwilling to join the Rifle Association on tho ground that they fear the
establishment of a " military" here may
help to thwart their efforts in ease of
labor troubles.
This is a very absurd attitude fc.r any
Intelligent minor to assume, nnd we are
pleased to say that only a few of the
men hold such an opinion. Tho Association is not subject to government
orders for any purpose whatever, and
should any contingency arise that would
make an armed body of men necessary
to uphold tho government or carry out
the law the individual in the Rifle Asso
eiation must bo called upon or volunteer
just as any Canadian citizen. The government is encouraging the rifle practice
in this manner solely to skill men in t';o
use of tho rifle that the Canadian citizen
may be capable of assisting his country
should occasion arise.
Were it a military organization as
thought by those miners who stated tho
above reason for not joining, the argument is a poor one. A citizen of Canada
should not bo ashamed to protect the
interests of his country, nor should a
United States' eitizon fail to support his
government. Strikes are not successful
nor mine-workers conditions bettered by
acts of violence that would require suppression by a military, and Unions try
to avoid giving personal injury or destroying property in contesting with employers. It is only lawless, vengeful
men who make an armed force necessary
tu preserve order in times of labor
realize tho important part tho newspaper
plays in the building up and growth of
�� community. The town is known from
the outsido to a great extent by the
paper it produces. Its columns are
scanned u> note its business enterprises
und ewtablishtneiits. The advantages
and prospects of tin- town are there set
forth.   In short it advertizes the town.
" Tho newspaper is also the medium
through which local improvements and
government assistance are obtained by
its constant agitation. It is the town's
spokesman : it is your spokesman ; it is
your paper. Then it must merit your
support und patronage. Every now enterprise established here, every Improvement in the town in any way increases
tho value of your business and real
estate. It is to your interest to see that
the local paper is kept ulive.
���'Aside from all this, we want to give
you a direct return for your money. To
tho subscriber, a paper of news interest;
to tho advertiser, a means of telling tho
pooplo about his business. If business
is slow have recourse to the local paper j
and it will help you to help yourself, and j
if business is brisk thus push it on still
more"���Morrissey Mines Despatch,
They are going into the Flathead Coal and Oil fields. The
Flathead country in the not distant future will rival the great
Pennsylvania Coal and Oil region. . . .
The coining spring will see thousands of people going into
the new Eldorado. Morrissey Mines is the nearest point to
start from.    It is the outfitting point.
THE   nLEXANDRH   H��TBL,   Morrissey Mines*
STEPHENS BROS. & 60., Proprietors.
Union Barber
Many of our readers will remember
tho "Short Newspaper Talk" we published on the lust page of The Despatch
in pica type about eight weoks ago.
Tho article has since been going tho
rounds of the press, reappearing about
ton days ago in the Russland Minor as
an oditoiiul note, from which paper the
loi'iiie i':oe Pre.sS probably procured it,
us it appeared last week in the editorial
ciliiinn of that paper also, credited to
" an oxchango."
We do not know how .long the note
will circulate from journal to journal,
but in our exalted imagination we seo it
coming out from the revolving cylinders
of dozens of presses months from now,
with its influence extending throughout
the length and breadth uf��� we will step
this strain lost we wax too eloquent.
We do not dosire publicity, but, like
the great majority of business men, can
appreciate tho value of advertising, and
if the article referred to is of vulue to
other papers they are at liberty to use
it but might state where they got it.
As wo aio honored by the magnified importance attached to the "talk" by
mai.y papers, we publish it again in this
journal from which it originated ;���
" Uie bo.ieflt that the local newspaper
affuidsan embryo town is known to
gjm..   The majority of people  do  not
Had the Slavonian died instantly from
the effects of that axe blow, there would
havo been u trial for manslaughter.
A $16 line was paid.
* *     *
Ti.o Nelson Daily News of Tuesday
in an editorial on the opening of blocks
4,">9.'l and 4594 states that it has explicit
information regarding Anion-'an capitalists confidently anticipating being in
possession of the lands a vory short
while lifter the issuiui .0 of the licence?
but states tl.cio is every assurance from
premier MeBride that the government
will do what is right and in the interests
of the public.
# #     *
It has frequently boon said by those
who are pro-Russian in sentimont that
thi! sympathy of all Christian nations
should be with Russia and not with
Japan. Regardless of this we involuntarily hopo for tho success of tho Japs
who are declared to bo pagans. It is
interesting to note, however, that in the
new Japanese House of Commons, which
opened its session on .March 18th, there
are soven men who are Christians.
Many other high Japanese officials are
Christians, among them being a member
of tho imperial cabinet, two judges of
the supremo court, two presidents of the
lower house of parliament, and three
ministers of state. In the army there
are 155 Christian officers, and two of the
largest battleships are commanded by
Christians. Putting these facts alongside some others relating to Russian
policy and methods the latter nation's
claim that she is fighting against "Ori-
ontal paganism " does not cany much
For a good clean shave,
an artistic hair cut or a
shampoo, patronize the Union Earlier .Shop.
E. riACE,   -   Proprietor.
Just to Hand
Herchmer & Herchmer,
Offices over Burns & Cos Butcher Shop
Victoria Ave.   Fornie, B. C.
Hats & Caps
Color'd Shirts
The Genuine
Slater Shoe
Gillis and
Gent's Furnishings, Shoes, etc.
Morrissey Mines,   -   -    B.C.
if not, allow us to fix and guarantee it.
Opposite Western Hotel.
W. R. Ross P. C. Lawe
J. 8. T. Alexander
Ross, Alexander k Lawe
harristers. solicitors, etc.
Morrissey Mines       -       -       -       B' C.
Choy Block
'Notary Public.    Insurance.
The Clark House
Cor, 3rd Street
and  4th ave.,
Morrissey Mines.
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Fine Candies,
Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars and
Go to
If You Have
any Draying to do, any
freight to haul from the
Junction, wood or coal
required, remember
Beer and Porter is unexcelled. It is made
from the purest of malt and hops. The Beer
that will make Morrissey famous.
Have you tried it ?    We are turning out
the proper article.   .   .
D. CLARK, * m Proprietor.!*!*
The Crow's Nest Brewing Co., Ltd.
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Miss Murray, of Fernie, is visiting her
brother at Tonkin.
M. A. Kastner, deputy sheriff, of Fernie, was down on Thursday.
Mrs. J. (Jillis has baen visiting a week
��ir more among; her old friends at Cran-
Mr. K. .1. Ilitfhye left on Tuesday, via
thetireat Northern, for ililliiips, Mori-
tun;!, on a Vrsift.
We understand a Urtjs cooireralive
Mtore "is to be built on the main street in
the Tit-ar failure.
L. W. Ptttmore returned on Wednesday from his business trip to Fort Skeele
and Cranbrook.
T. Rader, of the Western hotel, paid a
visit to Moyie this week, looking up his
ruining interests there.
Mrs. PoUoclt and family, of Fernie,
wpent a few days with Dr. and Mrs.
Willson the past week.
A. Mutr was down from Fernie Saturday and Sunday, putting an hydraulic
beer pump in the Windsor hotel.
W. R. Ross, M.P.P, was in town on
Tuesday. He was on his way to Nelson,
and came up here, to look over the town.
The sanitary inspector heie is on the
warjath this week, so it behooves all
those with dirty hack-yaixis to dean up
or stand the consciiuences.
J. H. Clare spent last week in Michel
and returned home on Saturday. He
���says Morrissey is a much nwre desirable
jilace to live in than Michel,
Harry Kklwoll, formerly butcher at
the Trite* Wood Qo.'s store here, fairs
none to Calgary where he purposes
starting ia business for himself.
Now that the fishing season is in Eullj
>;wing it may interest local sports to
know that at this season of the year,
when the rivers and creeks are full, the
liest bait for trout is your own hair.
Seotty says so anyway.
One of the upper town's well-known
anglers has recently made the purchase
��jfa swell steel rod (this is where the
knowing ones are. supposed to smile.)
It is expected that we will shortly have
some big catclies to write up in these
H. Oldland and wile returned from
Pennsylvania on Sunday last, and are
living at the Alexandra. Mrs. Oldlamd
is pleased lo be back in Morrissey Mines
again, and her husband says he likes
our situation and climate here much
better than that of Pennsylvania.
Colonel bowery is going to move the
Ledge, f re m New Denver and locate it
at either Kushkonookor Roasland. The
colonel says the chief industry of New
Denver is scenery, and while an editor
can live on almost anytling, he cannot
get fat on a combination of views.
It is hoi>cd that in ('leaning up and
ycrtiTiv; lid of rubbish our citizens will
be fully aware of the danger of lire, and
take, every precaution in burning matter
The consequences of any thoughtless
ness in this regard, when we havi 1
practically no lire protection, arc so
to be feared that this timely word may
not sound unnecessarily advisory.
Mrs. Joseph Barber arrived in Tonkin
un Saturday last from England. Mr.
Barber is the first of many that lire having their wives join thou here this
sprim?, nnd it is the sign of a more .settled condition of the camp. There is
good reason to believe that in the course
of a few weeks the pay-roll here will be
as big as either of the other two camps.
J. K. Millar returned on Thursday
from Spokane, Walla Walla and other
points in Montana and Washington. He
reports having a good time. The purpose of Jock's trip, howover, was to look
up the butter market, and this he did so
successfully that he returned to Tonkin
with h large sample of his Walla Walla
butter under one arm and a book of
spirit unlism under tho other. He has
the butter market hero cornored, in
forming his greasy combine. Based on
the cost prise Millar's spocial brand of
Uitter will retail at not less than ton
dollars a jiound.
The Canadian Bank of Coirnnierce,
Representative Adams, of the Equitable Life of New York, whose headquarters are at Helena, Mont., was in our
city Thursday.
Carpenter Sample states that plastering and finishing work will be commenced on the cottages at the ovens by
the 1st of May.
Mrs. Nassef Kfoury nnd four children
arrived from Montreal on Sunday, and
have taken up their residence above the j SaVIHgS Department
store here.   They bad lived in Montreal', Deposits of f,i.m and upwards received and interest allowed at current rates,
for the last live years.
Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, Pres.
Reserve Fund $3,000,000.
B. E. WALKER, General Mgr.
The weather being unfavorable during
the millinery opening at the Big Stove, j
Miss Donaldson left a complete slock of
pattern, untrimmed and children's hats
which are now on sale.
W. (J. Pntmore, who took a position
with a hardware lirm at Coleman a few
weeks ago, returned on Tuesday to complete the plumbing and other work in
the Windsor hotel, which will require
his attention the remainder of this week.
Owing bo a big slide on tho main line
east of Revolstoke the mainline trains
have been going over the Crow. There,
is a marked difference in the passenger
coach accommodation, and some are
wishing the slide trouble was permanent.
The snow on the tbwnsite and foothills has all disappeared, save for the
patches in sheltered hollows. Every
day for the last week the sun has been
shining gloriously warm, and it is quite
pleasant indoors with no fires on. Not
every town in this district can boast
such delightful weather.
Now that the snow has gone and the
\ ground is drying up nicely it is high
time tu consider what game we are to
play this season. A baseball league is
being organized along the Crow and we
are asked to join. Can we get up a
team ? An excellent ad. for a town is a
good nine. What about a meeting at
once to consider sports in general and
the fixing up of grounds f
A young man of the upper town, who
doubtless will be pleased to know that
Ave withhold his name in mentioning the
cowardly and unmanly behaviour of a
recent evening, went alongside the house
occupied by a helpless widow, and with
a revolver close tw the window discharged live shots in the darkness, the
report und flash giving the womnn a
dreadful fright. Just why a man- he i.-
no boy in age -would act thus we have
not learned. There, can be no justifiable
excuse for such unseemly conduct, how
ever, and if it is an intentional prnak it
reflects on tho mental calibre of the
perpetrator. It is needless to say that
a repetition of this would bring the
young man more before the public
notice than ho would desire.
depositing or withdrawing funds.
Depositors  are  subject to no delay win
K. H. BIRD, Manager.
MINERS, Lumbermen,
and Workihg-meu of all
classes   get the greatest
value by buying at
Jos. Aicllo, prop.
F. Moncuso
A full line of
Next door to the Western}
To any part of the "district.
Baggage transferred from
the Junction. All orders
for draying promptly filled
if left with
" Bill" the Drayman.
Everything in
can be supplied by us.
Letter Orders filled
Sheppard & Elliott
Meat Market.
Weekly School Report.
III. Reader���Nina liatt, AgnesUourlhy
II. Render���Luther Clare, Laura Halpln.
II. Primer -Edward Hewitt, James Matt.
I. Primer���Mary Ptehnil;, Valentine
E. l'\ AsHi.uy Cooper, teacher
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Fresli and Cured Meats, Fish,
Game and Poultry.
Your Trade Solicited.
.. The
R. W. Rogers.
Our Liquors and Cigars are The Best.
Try Them.
T. Rader & Co., Props.
The fuel saved  in one season by a
Hot Blast Heater will more
t-han pay for the stove.
11 gives these results because
it burns the gas half of
the coal.    For sale at
We are
Here with
the Goods.
That is why our trade
is rapidly increasing in
Fernie and this locality.
Our stock of Poultry,
Fresli and Cured Meats
is complete, and everything is clean and up-
to-date. Orders by mail
receive our prompt attention.
Fernie Branch
Calgary Cattle Co.
Have You
Hbout It?
The up-to-date line of
Genral Dry Goods, Gent's
Furnishings, Boots & Shoes,
Fancy Goods, Notions and
Smalhvare, Jewellery and
Watches, etc.
We can " fix you up "
in short order, if your wants,
are within the above named
Kfoury Bros.
Opposite the Alexandra Hotol,. A
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Pass, fa??. pai=s! Thou hast had thine hour
To bow in ami reap. Is it thistle or flower?
"Ha ihe  seed  Is at   fault,   though  Jove's  hand
gttrtd the Jbofter.
Udki* #ay for thy comrade wi^h (double thy dower.
Haiti halt, halt!  There was given thee grace
To begin with the beet and their rerords efface,
i!ad  thy  fttiidals been  winged.    Step "down  frcm
the race;
One swifter than thou art would run in thy place.
Cease, clase,' cease]   Thou hast,had thy chance.
Must a l'ailas attend thee to ward off mischance?
Let 'all thy vain wca|     ; a tl - ".-and advance
To rush on and conqui r v ith thy broken lance.
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There is a valley amid tlie York-
Ehlre lulls known ns Coverdale, from
whose slopes, long years ago, came
pious Miles, who translated the Bible,
nnd who was culled by the simple folk
Miles of Coverdale. after the place of
his birth.
Very calm and peaceful the little dale
lies under the shadow of the great
hills, whose summits are purple in the
sweet summertide with their royal
mantle of fragrant heather, and where
the curlew and the golden plover's
cry alone break the gentle stillness
that rests over the little world beyond
the haunts of restless activity aud hurrying life.
There Is no railway In quiet Cover-
dale, no town to which the country
folk may wend their way.no shops save
the wonderful village emporium, where
everything in a very small way may be
obtained, but where few .fashions.come
to startle the gayer minded of the
maidens, or strange new devices In
neckties to dazzle the vision of the
country lnds:
To peep into the world necessitates a
journey under the shelter of the lone
hillsides, along bonny lanes, Intwined
with pitik and creamy tinted honeysuckle, and green with waving ferns;
past the quaint inn, whose sign Is a
famous but long ago race horse, called
in the canny Yorkshire tongue the
I.ady Bab, and. finally, across the moor
into horse loving Middleham, where
are people and shops, and many Inns
with curiously painted signposts���the
Black Swan and its brother, the White
Swan, and many others too.
But down in Coverdale there is a
beautiful old church, set like a jewel
in Its surrounding of stately trees and
blossoming hedges, with the quiet
greenness of God's acre lying stretched
about It, and the singing of nature's
choristers In the sweet all' around���a
place of poacefulness and repose, whore
earth's burdens may fall from one for
a. little space and heaven's benison light
softly on such of its children as stay to
pray and think awhile.
There is a quaint lych gate at the entrance to the holy spot, a carved halting place of oak, set tenderly by some
good man of the dalespeople���a squire
of the olden days, who loved his home
and his neighbors and his God full
well, I think, aud sought to beautify
the church in which be and his bad
worshiped so long.
And down the fair avenue of trees
within the precincts and past the quiet
church lie the remains of what was
once the proud abbey of Coverdale,
where the monks said masses and cultivated their garden and tended the
souls and bodies of the poor and needy
in the dale.
It is a beautiful spot In a beautiful
countryside, and so thought a man
who viewed it lovingly and pointed out
all Its changeful lights and shadows
nnd all Its pretty peeps of Held and
river to his wife.
They had only been married a little
while, a few short weeks, and had
elected to spend their honeymoon In
some of the quaint corners of Knglmid;
hence their journeying thither to this
sequestered nook among the hills and
the fur stretched moorlands In their
veiling of regal purple. The man loved
It already with the artist love which
sees the beautiful so quickly and feels
It so strongly, and the woman���well,
she saw the beauties, too. but she was
growing a little weary of pretty sights,
and shewasver.v pretty and spoiled herself and perhaps n little Jealous of admiration wasted which might have
been dive.ted homeward.
So she stood by the quaint relics of
the abbots and mailed knights at Coverdale. where two quaint forms guard
(i doorway as perchance their originals
guarded some stronghold in the old
righting days long gone, and her white
gown fell over the gray stones and
gleamed against the red and orange
nasturtiums In the garden which surrounds the old walls and arches, and
she wondered if her husband had nearly finished his sketch and whether they
should stay nt Middleham for a day or
two or go on farther to Wenslcydule.
"lam rather tired of admiring places."
she said to herself a little impatiently,
"and. then, 1 never can remember who
lived In the castles and- abbeys. How
uncomfortable they must have been!"
And then���for she was only a very
young bride, ton���she felt sorry for
having been impatient, even In her
thoughts, toward ber husband, and she
turned to speak to him with an even
sweeter, smile than usual on her pretty
lips, for her husband was'a genius In
1 his way, a thinker and an author, and
every one had envied her when she
married him In spite of her wealth.
Ah, there was a pitiful riifg lb. the
story-poor and nameless, but clever:
heating himself to pleees_ In his,, eager
attempts to win fame single, handed,
and rich and beautiful the woman with
the fairylike figure and exquisite face
who had given the man her golf},.
And. ah. a mure pitiful note still, and
the man remembers that some one has
once long ago talked nt tills very spot.
with Its quaint surroundings and its
oia world atmosphere, in the time that
might bin e been anil 11 not.
He rh.sed iu-- sketchbook-, wiih a
sigh, and turned to ii,-- ��kite robed
loveliness of his wife vMih a murmured apology for having kept lior waiting, and then together I hey passed
down the avenue that leads in the read
again. .
But he was very silent, and his wife
felt, tired and jus| a little cross. She
���liked to be-petted aud coaxed and nattered, and latterly Wilfred had been
too serious to suit her gay fancies and
���too absorbed in new ideas for his book
to pay her the attentions she loved so
dearly to exact from every man and especially from her husband.
"Lot us go home to town." she said
suddenly. "I am so tired of roaming
In this out.of the way place, Wilfred,
and there is still SO much going on, 1
hear. You must have got. lots of ideas
now, I am sure." She laughed gleefully as she spoke. The murmur of the
streets seemed already in her ears, aud
tho flash of silks and jewels came over
the sunlight on the'grass.
He paused a moment. "Will you not
come on a little farther?" he asked
kindly, yet a little wistfully. "There
are some lovely places in the dale, and
you would be interested In them, 1
But she shook her head until the diamonds hi her little ears twinkled like
dewdrops. "You know I am not Interested," she said petulantly. "I hate
those old people, who perched castles
on the tops of hills and expect you to
climb up to see them. Ho let us go
They had reached the lych gate now,
and a girl was entering it from the other side, where their carriage-his wife's
carriage���with its beautiful bays, stood
waiting. The sunlight fell on her quiet
black gown and her soft hair as she
passed under the quaint oaken structure, nnd then she lifted her eyes, and
a sudden light flashed into them and
then died very gently again.
The man's face grew white In the
shadow of the leafy elms, but his wife
chattered on In her high, pretty voice
and noticed nothing of his pallor. And
then, as they met, he advanced quietly
to meet the girl as quietly as if they
had never parted in Sitter, bitter sorrow, the one brave and ready to sacrifice herself for his sake, the other, ns
ho said to himself bitterly enough, a
coward and a craven. And now they
.met again in the soft sunshine of the
autumn day, with the first few leaves
falling, golden tinted, from the trees
around, with the blue, bright sky overhead and the purling of a little stream
somewhere near, under the old gateway that leads to the house of prayer.
She spoke to him very calmly and
quietly, and he introduced her to his
lovely wife, and she told the stranger
at once in ber pretty, petulant voice of
her wish to go back to town and Its
gayetles, only Wilfred wouldn't, be
was so cross.
But the girl smiled so gently and
spoke so soothingly that the little lady's wrath melted away, and she laughed like a merry child and straightway
invited ber new friend to pay them a
visit In town.
"We will go tomorrow, won't we,
Wilfred?" she said laughingly, and the
grave faced man answered that her
will was law.
"Yes; we will go tomorrow," he said
when the girl had answered that she
never went to town now. Her father
was old and needed ber care, and she
was quite content with her life In the
still countryside.
"1 have him, and he has me," she
snld. with her peaceful smile, nnd the
laughing woman before her could not
guess and would never have realized
that this gentle faced girl had loved
the man beside her with all her heart
and soul and had passed through the
deep waters alone with her sorrow to
take up her life again bravely and
And then one of the beautiful horses
claimed the pretty wife's attention,
and she went hurriedly on, leaving the
two together fur a brief moment in the
sunshine of the old gate.
"Forgive me, Enid!" he snld brokenly. "Ah, 1 have wronged you so, and
I deserve your hatred, but forgive me
If you can!"
His face was haggard, and bis lips
whitened and trembled as he spoke the
few strained words.
But she laid her hand In his very gently, as if to say good by to a dear, dear
friend forever. "1 have forgiven you,
dear." she said. "I may call you that
for this one last time? 1 have forgiven
you everything, nnd God keep you,
keep you,safely and lendyou aright!"
She paused, and the great tears rose in
her calm eves and rolled down the pale
cheeks. She loved him so well still,
and the meeting nnd the parting were
Very hard to bear.
' And then, with one last look, she
passed on into the loneliness of the
still graveyard and the quiet dead.--
Exchange.  -   ,,      !,.
Aliy*rliilni!K   I: i|>l rf  at 'I'll n (eli I n jr.
In describing Abyssinia and Its
strange capita,! a writer in Pearson's
tells of itSjin-lishrnom growth as follows: A crowd of'.workers appears with
loads of stick;* some 1'_" feet high. These
are planted in, the dit.ch to erect tlie
walls, and a few more sticks are twist-
eil. iu anil out to keep, them 'together.
New eiuiii s ihe preparation of the roof..
A number of men climb up inside nnd
bind together more sticks like the
frani" of an umbrella. As soon as these
are in position they clamber outside
like monkeys and set to work to thatch.
For this purpose they bring great
bundles nf hay and twine It between
the sticks. They are not an artistic nation, ami .tliey liaveinext to no industries, hut at thatching they are really
expert, and they turn out work which
would Call for admiration even in a
civilized country. They do not trouble
to produce nn elegant finish, but tills
jflen adds to the pieluresqucncss of a
The Shade He Wanted.
Delacroix, the painter,' was walking
out one day in Paris with a friend of
his when he fell Into a brown study.
"What is up-with'you now?" said the
"I can't get a certain shade of yellow," replied the artist.
"What sort of yellow?"
Just then a cab drove past.
"The very thing!" the painter gasped
out.   "Stop, stop!"
"I am engaged," the cabby replied
without stopping.
���Delacroix started In pursuit and at a
steep place in the Bue desi .Martyrs
overtook the cab. Opening the door, he
said in tones of entreaty to the passenger inside:
"Do please tell your driver to stop. 1
want your complexion for a painting
on'which I am' at work. There is a color .merchant close at hand. I shall not
detain yon above five minutes, and in
acknowledgment of the service you
render mo I will present you with a
sketch of my picture."
The bargain was struck. Delacroix
got his yellow, and a few months later
the "fare" received a sketch of his
"Assassination of the Archbishop of
A  Solecism.
Tallor-TJke to try on your dress
coat now, sir?   ,
Fweddy (who has ordered a suit)���
Befoh C o'clock? Y'ou must think I'm
a doosid ignowamus!���Chicago Tribune.
Saitrcme  Ability.
Friend���Your new heavy villain
seems adapted to the role.
Theatrical Manager���Yes. He can
pronounce the word "revenge" with
fourteen "r's" and look it with thirty.
.IiimI   One  Trip.
"What? Going out again tonight?"
began Mrs. Nngg.
"Oh, no; just this once." replied her
husband with aggravating cheerful
ness. "It will be too late when 1 get
back to go out again."���Philadelphia
MkI. iiiio Moskit.
The Eskimo ate, the greatest of ai!
mask makers. During their religious
ceremonials they impersonate their own
various gods, wearing masks for the
purpose, but the most curious thing is
that they wear little masks on their
fingers as well as big ones to cover
their faces. These finger masks, the
like of which are unknown anywhere
else in the world, usually represent lb*,
sun. They are of wood, carved with a
laughing or weeping face, and the rays
of the sun are represented by white
hair from the belly of the wild reindeer set around as a fringe. The sun is
the most Important of the Eskimos' divinities, and the principal object of the
winter ceremonial is to persuade tiie
BUD god to come back from the south
A  I.oiik   ���''"���'��  Want.
Casey���Ol see there's bin another
railroad wreck due to an open switch.
Cassidy���Aye. 'tis a pity some wnn
don't invint a switch thotil stay shut
whin it's open.
Fixing the Illume,
"The trouble ain't with the farm,"
said the old man. "If the farm didn't
have to do anything but support Itself,
It could be made to pay, but II don't
seem to be able to carry the burden of
us livin" on it so 1 reckon we're to
Wanted  the Limit.
Jones���If Mr. Oldboy makes any such
assertion I will denounce him as a liar.
President���Mr. Jones, I call you to
order. Our bylaws do not allow you
to go that far.
Jones���Then I calk Mr. Oldboy a liar
as far as it is permitted by the bylaws
of this association.
tinder  the   Spell.
Dashaway���A few short hours ago I
was sitting with a girl, telling her she
was the only one in all the world I
ever loved, and so forth and so forth.
Cleverton���And she believed you,
didn't she?
"How could she help It? Why, I believed it myself.".
Z   fnpi/rfBllt, MM, "By  Louise
T   by T. C. Manure Lamprey
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It was all Cupid's.fault in the beginning���that and the moonlight that
fetched the house party out of doors
and left the little rascal free of the
premises. It was nut a very happy
bouse party, for somehow tho guests
had get mismatod in the pairing en.
There were not many of Ihein, and
they had been so carefully selected LSy
Mrs. Farquliar. In view of possible results, that ill n.ilund people said the
Poplars was turned into a marriage
market. She had invited Lou StUl'te-
vant. the prettiest debutante of' the season, said to be ott. the point of an engagement with Randall Clyde; Kdythe
Tillotson, belle of several winters, supposed to have inspired a lasting passion
In young Fleete of the British legation;
Mrs. Itnye, the pretty widow who was
half engaged to Anthony Carfax, rich
bachelor, man about town, excellent
match; Fay Milburn, a little nonsense
chatterer who would keep things going
and amuse Harry Cummings, the millionaire's son from the university, and
Cummings, the elder, heavyweight of
the party, whom she intended to reserve as her own exclusive property.
And she had invited all tho men supposed to be attached to these respective feminine leading strings. The
logical result would be several engagements and at least ten happy people.
not counting relatives and friends.
But nothing of the sort had happened.
The extremely illogical facts were on
this June night as follows:    '
Somewhere in the depth of the rose
thicket Edytbe Tillotson was wandering with Randall Clyde. "Spooning,
by Jove!" thought the wrathful Fleete,
who was flirting desperately with the
demure and black gowned Mrs. Itayc
on the veranda. At the far end of the
veranda the glimmer of the debutante's white gown was seen in the
shadow of Cummings' huge bulk, and
he was somewhat laboriously trying to
entertain her with compliments, while
she, for politeness' sake, tried to forget that he was old enough to be her
father. Carfax was risking rheumatism and influenza by allowing himself
to be walked about the grounds by Fay
Milburn, who did not understand bis
epigrams and whose Incessant chatler
left him no chance to hear himself
think, much less talk. Incidentally the
hostess was left to make things pleasant for young Cummings. who was
deeply disgusted because he had not
come there to amuse dowagers. It was
not an appreciative lot of people. Mrs.
Farquhar's house party was us bored
as a colander.
Meanwhile a new guest had slipped
in by the side door, shivered at the
chill pervading the premises and scented trouble. Randall Clyde, returning
to the house, whither Miss Tillotson
had taken herself on plea of fatigue.
found the newcomer sitting on the
window sill, a tiny, chubby figure, clad
In a pair of wings and a rose garland
and looking very serious.
"How long have things been this
way?" he snapped, as if Randall knew
all about it.
"Ever since the day we arrived," said
the young man after a momenL's
"Well, they can't go on this way,"
said Cupid decidedly. "Go tell those
people to come in. There's going to
be a rummage sale."
When the house party assembled In
the wide, picturesque, old fashioned
hall they found it placarded with tho
words "Rummage Sale" done in roses,
while the auctioneer sot cross legged
with great dignity in the middle '���>��� a
large table, on which was spread *
miscellaneous rolleejlon of objfi'ts.
"This," said Cupid, holding aloft n
withered bunch of violets tied with
white ribbon, "I found ai the bottqin
of a man's trunk, together With a luce
handkerchief mid a note The note
reads: 'Dear Cecil���Don't forgol Income
In tea tomorrow. 1 have special re'ii-
Bonn for asking it.'   And it is signed
"Never mind Ihe rest, yon little
m'-amp." Ihterrup:ed Fleete hastily, his
face a vivid sciii'lct. "I'll take tl.-: ut
nt any prfee."
Miss Tillotson did not snv nn.vtk'.ng,
hut she seemed to haw difficulty in .,
i Iding where to look.
"And this,"  went on  the am:;
"a. a bundle o( letters scented wl:
li'in���sandalwood   and   dated   ail
way  throng!)  the  last  ten  years.      i he
superscriptions are in the hamlwritii'j
of at least four persons, anil"--
"Wlll you please give those to me.'"
said Mrs. Rave in a soft hut final tone,
"1 think you have made a mistake.
They are pot fur sale."
And four men in the company look"!
relieved and grateful.
Cupid picked no a ring set with several diamonds and scrutinized It rlowo-
iy.  ���
"Evidently nn engagement ring."
quoth he. "The owner brought it here
expecting to lind use for it, for here
are initials already engraved on the
Irside.   Shall 1 read them?"
"1 don't think you'd better," said the
millionaire grimly. "Give it here and
stop your fooling."
"This," said the Utile auctioneer I:)
n softer tone than he had yet been
heard to use, "is a heart���a girl's heart
���quite fresh and of priceless value-
never worn on the sleeve. The owner
gave it away some time ago, but the
person she gave it to dues not seem to
care for it. nnd she thinks it is lost. It
seems a pity that the other���person���
didn't understand."
Cupid pursed up his lips nnd gazed
thoughtfully out of the window. The
debutante, who had just come in. started forward with a little cry.
"Oli!" she began.  "Oh. I"���
Then Randall Clyde stepped before
"That Is mine," he said, "at any
And (hen ns he turned to meet T.ou's
great brown eyes, widening with a look
lie had never before seen in them, he
felt n tremor as of nn earthquake
shock, and a voice exclaimed:
"Good Lawd In heaven, Morse Kendall; what you a-doin' beah?"
Randall sat up in the window 6eat
nnd rubbed his eyes, while the butler
stared at him in amazement.
"Me? Oil, I've been to a rummage
sale. You're quite right. I'll go up to
bed and sleep It off. But what the
dickens did yoil wake me for?"
On reflection Clyde came to the conclusion that if a dream was ns delightful as that the reality would be even
more delightful, and ns soon as breakfast was over he took Lou Sturtevant
for a walk, and both of them discovered things. Cummings scon turned his
attention to Mrs. Farquliar, who made
herself very fascinating. Harry nnd
Fay Milburn went for a sail, and'Carfax, with a long sigh of relief, found
the restful comprehension of Mrs. Raye
most gratifying after the vaudeville in
which he had been recently engaged.
This assortment of personalities left
Fleete and Miss Tillotson alone on the
veranda. They seemed to like It so
well that when the other couples came
buck the attache nnd the. ,belle went
off by themselves into an arbor and
stayed till after luncheon.
Mrs. Farquliar is now smiling and
happy nnd wears a magnificent diamond ring. However, she says the next
time she invites a set of congenial people to ber house she will take particular pains that they do uot get shuffled.
The   KIiik'��   Premature   Death.
The lending trngedinn of a small company playing In an unimportant English village felt himself hard up one
evening for a man to walk on In the
first act of a historical blood curdlcr
und say to him, "My lord, the king is
111," and to appear In the last act with
Ihe Information, "My lord, tho king Is
dead." So the leading tragedian took
nq nctlve and fairly passable stage
hand on one side and. engaging him for
an extra shilling or two, instructed him
carefully upon the artistic responsibilities of his new duties. "Now, mind
you," he said, "the first time you come
on you say, 'My lord, the king is 111.'
nnd the second time yon come on yon
say. '.My lord, the king is dead.'"
"That's all rig-ht. guv'iior!" exclaimed
the unshaven recruit, growing visibly
larger in the chest with the magnitude
of his promotion. And then "the night"
came, nnd in the first net on swaggered the dusty debutant, with the
dread line,- uttered hurriedly, but in a
prodigious voice, "My lord, the king is
dead!" "Oh. i3 he'r" snarled the leading
comedian, turning upon the much be-
foathored messenger a look of eternal
hatred. "Then he has spoiled the whole
of my blooming part!"
Jnst the SlKht of Illm.   -   (*
Fan���Reggie has been engaged, to
any number of girls, but be always
gets out of it.
Flo���How ?
Fan���Oh, he merely goes and asks
the father's consent, and that settles k-^��V'
Never    Judge   womei
their wrappers.
or cigars
The success of an ainaiuui' gardener
often depends upon the number nnd
appetites  of  his  neighbor's  Clilckcns.
One of the curious things about a
man who wants to borrow money
from you to-day is his eager determination to  pay it back to-morcenr.
Census taking in Japan is simple
nnd original, but untrustworthy.
The houses are counted, and for each
of these dwelling-places un average
of five persons are allowed.
We offer One Hundred Dollar* Reward for
��ny case of Catarrh that cannot b�� cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure,
nan > v,.i��    ^  j  CHENEY ft CO., Toledo, 0.
We. the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 16 years, and believe htm
nerfectly honorable In all business transact ons
ind flnanclally able to carry out any obligations
made by thetr Arm.
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O.
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Halt's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system.    Testimonials sent Ire*.
Price 75c per bottle.   Sold by all Druggist*. '
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
To hire a carriage in die evening
for a drive that only takes ten minutes costs S4.50 in St. Pete.'sl'iire.
Pile  Terrors   Swept Away.-
Dr. A(rnew's Ointment stands at tho lien
as a reliever, healer, and sure cur* for
Piles in all forms. One application wit'
give comfort in a few minutes, and thr*a
to pix days' application according to di
rections will cure chronic cases. It relieves all itching nnd burning skin dia
eases in a day.    35 cents.���?'.)
Trains are conveyed across Lake
Baikal on the trans-Siberian tail-
way by means of a steamer.
Holloway's Corn Cure destroys all
kinds 01 corns nnd warts, root nnd
branch. Who then would endure them
witli such 11 cheap and effectual r.mcdy
within  reach  ?
A great portion of Russia is under
water n the spring, owing to the
rivers overflowing;.
When erecting a bridge, the st.per-
stitious Iluss throws n piece of new
money into the water.
Wash greasy dishes, pots or pans with
Lever's Dry Soap���a powder. It will remove the' grease with the greatest
A man doesn't sing into a phonograph for the .purpose of trying to
break the record.
Mother Graves' Worm Extcrmi.iator has
no eoual for destroying worms in children and adults. See that voii tret the
genuine when purchasinor,
Tt takes a grass widow to capture
the "ivay-seed" bachelor.
When the world is unable to Under
stund u man it dubs him a crank.
The preat Iunff healer is found in thut
excellent medicine sold us Pickle's Anti-
Consumptive Syrun. It soothes end diminishes the sensibility of the membrane
of the throat and air passu/res. end is a
sovereign remedy for all couchs. celda.
hoarseness, nain or soreness in t lie
chest bronchitis, etc. it has cured many
when supposed to lie fur advanced in
There are three stages in the existence of the average man when he is
of particular interest to his (.'"immunity, namely, at his birth. Marriage
and funeral.
Don't blame g marriagoable e'rl
for parading her Sio-u-week father lis
a millionaire.
Doiid's   Kidney   Pills   Keep
Their Good Work in
Christopher Bishop Tells How Ills Wife
and Krotlier Were Brought Back to
Health and Yltfor.
Clark's Beach, Nfld., February 29.���
(Special)���Among the splendid cures
made by Dodd's Kidney Pills in Newfoundland is that of Mrs. Christopher
Uishop, of this place. The story of
her suffering and cure (s told by her
husband as follows :
"My wife suffered for three year*
with a weakness iu the lower part of
her back, followed by a shivering,
causing weakness, Her legs wero
swollen from her knees to the feet,
and she had a pain in the left side
just under the ribs.
"Two doctors attended her. but
failed to cure kcr, when she decided
to use Dodd's Kidney Pills. The results were wonderful, and now, after
using five boxes, the swelling and
weakness are gone, and the pain if
gone with them.
"My brother suffered too from a
heavy .pain in the b.ack, and four doctors failed to give Him relief. Eight
boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills made
him a new man"
If you don't cure the pain in your
back by using Dodd's Kidney Pills it
will grow into something worse���1
Dropsy or Rheumatism or Bright'*'
Tn the case of Bell vs; Winnipeg
Electric Street Railway Company,
Mr. Justice Perdue delivered .iudjr-
ment awarding plaintiff S750 .'or damages sustained in an accident 1:1 ..
Portage avenue line last July.
The grievance of not a few women
against their husbands is that I In
latter give them no ground fur grievances.
Foul Breath,
Catarrh, Headache
Are banished by  Or. Agncw's   Catarrhal   Powder.    It  relieves in 10  Minutes.
F. A. Bottom, druitjrlst, Cookthlr*.
Que., says : "For 20 years I suffered
from Catarrh. My breath wad very offensive even to myself. I tried everything which promised me a cure, in almost all Instances I had to proclaim
them no good at all. 1 was induced to
try Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, I
got relief Instantly after first application. It cured me, and I aui free from
all the effects of it. 25
The Empress of Japan receives S20.-
000 worth of clothes from Paris I'lirh
She onby consents to appear in public clothed in the garments of her
native country once in a year.
To get rid of a bore, nsk him to
repeat his longest nnd favorite story
twice.    Even he cannot stand that.
"Bouqht    my    Life    fcp   35
cents."-- 'fi's was   nni    man's  way of
putting it when ho had been pronounced
incurable from chronic dyspeptila "li
w'us a living death to me until t trie'
JPr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets.
Thanks to them to-rioy 1 urn well, and I
tell my friends I bouuht-tny life for 35
conts."    60 in a box ��� BO
In localities where timber is cut in
Russia, watch towers are erected
outside the overseer's house to keep
a lookout for forest fires
We know what all good doctors think of Aycr's Cherry-
Pectoral. Ask your own doctor and find out.  He will tell
you how It quiets the tickling
throat, heals the inflamed
lungs, and controls the
hardest of coughs.
ji* Avar's Cherry Pectnrsl Is wall known tn
our family. We think it li the best mediclae
lo tho world for coughs and cold,."
Katik I'Li eu.-jon. 1'ouluma, Oil.
880.1 ��0.,fl.OO.
AiLiirjujglsts.   f/��f��
The heartache of ninny a widow
has been tempered by the reflection
that she looks her best in blnck,
"My Kidneys are all Wrong!
flow shall I insure best results In tin
shortesttime?-" It stands to reason
imil a Mould specific of the umjuestlon-
"""���' mem of .south American Kidney
Lure uill un more direct.y and ouleki
���e the seal of ihe trouble than the "pill
'el-, irpptnipiii. ���iid when it mrlkcN the
-p.'i   more s healing iu  nn  instant���;a
i Tlie cost nf a Russian solfllcr is
>! = i.=" per annum, towards uhlch
I  very Russian pays Ji.lS in tnx��3
!. we could draw checks us easily
��� i- we draw unkind Inferences, automobiles would !"��� i.- common as
Only a smart man can conceal from
a woman the facl thai lie isn't us
smart as he would wish iier to think
he  is.
A fool is generally a person who
detects your faults eh,:., -..in ere in
the act of calling attention to hi
Every man  keeps a   lurge stock of
dvice on band to give away.
Pessimists  thrive    on     Uisappotnt-
One of A/er's Pills at bedtime will i
hasten   recovery.   Gently  laxative. '
IfcTM In five laikM mull pint,  In car load lolv-.tdilre.* C. Me.
Iran, TTI li:;��i��, 11;iiii"-uU. V. 5. A,
Love is the only sure cure fur feminine coquetry.
Ernibalbly    tho    best  way to kill a
falsehood is to let it lie.
riv  secret  of popularity  is  always
remember what to forget.
The elevator  man  (fives  some  peo-
, pie a lift and runs other people, down.
n,-   Bratuwles   Hnlkr   Colltuder   Co.
|    ft  seems    impossible  to  give  your
J. D. CLARK, Agent, Winnipeg, ,VOrd und keep it. but it isn't.
Life is short���avoid causing yawns.���
Eleanor Glyn in "The Damsel and the
A man's conscience is the best barometer of bis ability.���Owen Kildare in
"My Mamie ltose."
Women's counsel may not be worth
much, but be who despisetll it is not
wiser than lie should be.���Amelia I'.'.
Dorr in "The Block Shilling."
Human nature la not always at Its
highest level, and heroic sacrifices arise
only from heartfelt motives, ��� Sir
George Trevelynu in '"Ihe American
Revolution." ]
Life is the only real counselor. Wisdom unliltcred through personal experience does not become a pint of the
moral    tissues. ��� Edith     Wharion    iu
"Sanctuary*" i
Do not attempt to do a thing unless
you are sure of yourself, but do not relinquish it simply because some one
else is not sure of you.���Stewart Edward White in "The Forest."
Don't be fooled by a cheer or by a
crowd. Cheers are nothin' but a breeze,
un' as for a crowd, no matter who you
are. there would always be a bigger
turnout to see you bunged than to
shake your milt.���Alfred Henry Lewis
in "The Uoss."
Do Vobi Receive These Wireless Messages?
They Are About Your Health.
When your health goes the least bit wrong, a wireless message
is sent to your brain.
It Boys something like this :
"You are not quite well-take a dose of
at once and it will put you right."
Do you attend to these messages when you receive them ?
You should do so. REECHAM'S PILLS often prevent a serious
illness, and so prove themselves
Sold by all Druggists In Canada and tl. S. America.    In boxe*, 25 cents.
'I'll.-  IleriKchOKT.
e hedgehog runs the roads in Eng-
I'reely.    He Is a quaint little fel-
otu' hedgehog, having far more
llgeuce that! people give him credit
It is curious, us you stand per-
y still in the middle of the road, to
din come running along, then stop-
to sniff nnd whine and examine
high,  strunge object Hint  hardly;
t Iit>s lest'ho startle the little crea-
Tben,  with  a  gentle gruut, he
puss you by, A very low yet de-
I grunt he gives, and he whines as
Do You Want
If *>o, ttiii iindfrMlKtied wnuth j our bunlna-iM atiri ft 111 cinleuvur to give ���utUfactl<m<
Cash tuininci-d un consign ra��ut��.      Keferenca:    I hum. Ha.uk of Canada.
Tb> oldest estahlisherl  firnin Commission
Marchuni in Winnipeg.
Grain   Exchange.   Winnipeg.
isthd PRfPirRf/iTIALiocciGAR
You'll   Enjoy Every Bit Of It.
Shaking; IIiumIm nt French Funeral*.
A most painful custom at French
funerals is tint posting til the exit door
of the church wherein the ceremonies
lake place of Ihe male head of the deceased person's family, the widower
or the eldest son or brothetj, whose
duty it is to shake hands with every
person who has been present nt the obsequies when once they are over and
people are going away. It. is not etiquette for tlie gentleman lo speak to
anybody, but if he is moved to tears
his weeping is considered a most appropriate action. ,��� , .
"Oh, yes, we were a very young couple���mere children, in fact. I was but
a simpering schoolgirl in short skirts,
and George was just a boy in jackets.
I remember how pleased be was when
he cast his first vole."
"But lie didn't vote until he was
"George was very precocious, He
voted much earlier than they usually
niotljerliootl   l|i  to   l).'iti.
"Think of a woman with her social
responsibilities having a child!"
"Disgraceful; But they say she Is
fond of it."
"That's the strange part. She Is almost like a mother to It."
WrKInc  and   lliemln*;.
Dorothy���Don't you feel in awe of
literary women?
Dora���No. indeed. My literary cousin
���nys it takes more sense to dress well
than It does to write a book.- Detroit
Free Press.	
Greaay Collar*.
To remove the grease from a coat collar lay a piece of hint ting paper over
the collar and press with a warm Iron.
The grease will be absorbed by the
blotting paper.
The  I-'Ii-KI   American   IlilH elur.v.
The tirst Amerieau (lll'ei'li y was Issued at Philadelphia in 17.'' ��� lij i'ran-
cis While. It comprised i i.nliiy-ihl'oe
pages, with :!.."iTn iinnies. and was sold
at half a dollar.
A Perfect FLOUR For
Sold��� in original packages
only- by all dealers.
OGILVIE'S- Millers to H. R. 11. The Prince of Wales.
Citizen���Are you doing anything lit
all lo miti/R'ato conditions during tlie
rush hours ? Street railway director
���Why, yes. We are thinking of putting up signs on the street corners,
rending. "Please Don't I'usn," cud
"Why  Not Take the Next Uur ') "
Girls, don't monopolize the conversation when a young man calls   j.
him u chance to propose.
Th* (lender of Arkan*n*.
"The life of a schoolteacher would
be sorely monotonous." said i. teacher
of n boys' school, '"if it writ' net fur
bis sense of humor and the really funny things which happen every day in
the schoolroom. One day. for instance.
I had up my smart class in grammar
nnd set the boys parsing. I called to
Moses, a colored bey. to parse Arkansas, and he said 'Arkansas,' with emphasis on the second syllable. 1 corrected his pronunciation, and he went
"'Hart-en-saw is a noun, objective
case, indicative mood, comparative degree, third person, passive and nominative case to scissors.'
'"You haven't said what gender,
Moses,' I remarked.
"'Feminine gender,' quickly remarked my smart scholar.
" '.Why, sir'/' I asked, somewhat puzzled.
'"BeedS It's got Miss Sour! on Ihe
norf, Louisa Anna on the souf, Mrs.
Sippi ou the east nnd ever so many
more shemales on the west.'
"It was so well done I joined In and
encouraged the laugh which followed
the smart boy's humor." 	
f Unless the soap you
use has thh> brand you
are not getting the best
Ask for llic Ortapon V.nr.
In almost every school in Jajmn it
is the custom -one day in the autumn
to take the pupils out rabbit hunting, on another mushroom hunting
at nifcrht with paper lanterns.
THEY AUK NOT VIOLENT IN ACTION.��� Some nersons, when they wish
to cleanse the atomucn, resurt to epsom
and other purgative salts., These are
speedy in their notion, but serve no ner-
manent trood. Their use produces incipient chills, and if persisted in thev injure the stomach. Nor Oo thoy act upon the intestines in* a beneficial way.
Partnelee'fl Vetretuble Tills nnswer all
purposes in this res pec t_ und h.ive no
Tli��' lower classes of ihe Japanese
employ hardly any other material
than piip'T fur their dothiinr. Where
uages are exceedingly low, clo.h ���-
an Impossible extravagance.
FOR Till-: OVERWORKED ���Wh it
t he muses of despondent and aiclui ���
choly, A disordered liver !^ one cause
jmhj- a prime one, A disordorad liver
means ;> disordered stomach, nnd n disordered stomach means disturbuti ������ *
; I'.- nervous svstem. This brin<ss the
whole hody into subfeci ton nnd i he ' i :-
tini feels sick nil over. Pnrmoleo's Vejre-
table Pills in-.' a recognized remedy ::.
this   state    and   relief   will   follow   their
| When n Japanese woman of the
middle and lower classes is dressed
fur an evening entertainmrnl *h"
generally shows as much  of her feet
[as she can, and is sometimes barefooted.
Brush & f>>
i'UII'NUS.���Time wns when 11i\ Thomas'
Rclertric (lil hud lint a siniill fiVUi of
distribution, bur now iis terrltorv i<
ivldesnreod. These who livst tpcoinlzed
its curative qualities still value it ns a
���medic, and while tt retains its n!-1
friends it is evet mukiiuy new ft is certain that whoever once uses it will not
be without it.
A   Chicago; lawyer saved  a  widi w
from frclne to jail,  and lost his own
| liberty.    She married him.
A married man Is apt lo re.-pect
the superior wisdom of a bachelor
who once courted his wife.
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$ 99 per cent. !
I of the people who buy
Sheap Groceries
$ are dissatisfied.   Leave Your Order with Us and get #
... at honest living prices. I
The Crow's Nest Trading Co.
Leave Your Orders for
Job Printing
The Despatch  Office
pUHMCJ NOTICE fa hereby given that,
the Crow's. Nest .Southern Railway
Company will at the expirution ill thirty
days after the first publication nt this
notice in the Provincial Gazette n[i|ily
to tlie Lieutenant Governor of llritish
Columbia in Council for bis assent to an
agreement dated the 1th day of April,
1904, whereby tine Crow's Nest Southern
Railway Company conveys to the Mor
rissey, Fernie & Michel Railway Company that portion of their line of rail
way between Station WP-Oft near Swin-
ton (said statim being 950 ffiet north of
the Snath line ol L��t 2315 as measured
along the centre line of the Crow's Nei-t
Sjuthern Railway ns now constTU'td)
and the m;nes of ths Crow's Nest 1 a:-s
C-inl Company, Limited, at Mornsse\.
in all a distance, ol 5.064 inileH.
The Crow's Ne?i' Southern Railway
Company.    G. <3. S. Iindsej> Slee'y.
Dated, Toronto, April 4th, 1904.
Morrissey nines, B.C. f
* A.  McBEAN, Manager.
���   ���
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H��W 6H1V WE D�� IT?
OFFER NO. i.   $3.00 for $1.45.
Despatch, 6 months, and Success,
one year,        -       both $1.45.
OFFER NO. 2.   $3.00 for $2.15.
Despatch 6 months, Success and
either Everybody's onLaglie's
Monthly one year, 3 for $2.15.
OFFER NO. 3.   $4.00 for $2.05.
Despatch (5 months, Success, and
Everybody's, and Leslie's
Monthly, one year, 4 for $2.95.
ft Word Jlbout
These Slab Rates.
\A/E desire to increase our circulation
by 1(0 new flubstiriberBduring the
next six weeks.   Can we do it ?
Wo finv not losing money by ftfviii'r
these remarkable rates; no. We get a
discount oil the price of these greiit
standard monthlies, und you get the
beneHt of it. Will you take advantage
of this opportunity to get these well-
known magazines���three of the best in
America���and your own local paper, at
such easy rates 1
Success, Everybody's and Leslie's
Monthly ;>re standard SI magazines too
well-known to tho magazine render to
reiiuire description. In Offer No. .1 the
three magazines are given along with
The Despatch for less than the price of
the magazines' singly. On receipt of
cash from old or now siiln Tibet's we will
send The Despatch, and tin magazines
Will come to your post-office address
each month, all charges prepaid. Do
not delay. Write name plainly, and remit to
The Despatch,
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Morrissey Mines, B.C.
First-class Accommodation,
Hot and Cold Baths,
Commercial! Sample Rooms,
Billiard and Pool Room,
Fort Steele
Brewing Co.
Manufacturers and Brewers  of Extra Fine
Beer and Porter.
Sold by the barrel, keg or bottled.   Bottled beer for family use
a specialty.   Outside 01 ders given strict  and  prompt  attention.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
MUTZ & SCOTT, Proprietors.
The Despatch
is being Read f���?vSS*
Tr.iulil,.,  ���,   H|lp  0nn,
"1 ItHki'll her II' she would screnm for
her mother If | lOwcri her."
"What dill she miy?"
"She said her mother was fully capable of doing her own screnming."-
Houston Tost.
���   ���
Don't dairy with your pnrposc.
Character Is the poor man's capita).
Men eaW tbeir own carelessness and
inactivity fate.
The lucky man is the one who grasps
his opportunity.
Tlie largest room in the worI*l is tho
room for self improvement.
We get out of life Just what we put
into it. The world has for ns just what
we have for it.
Don't brood over the past or dream
ol the future, but use the instant and
get your lesson from the hour.
Stock taking every day is a great aid
to advancement. Stop and add yourself up at the close of each day and
see if you have anything to carry over.
If you have nothing bill ciphers to carry over something is wrong somewhere.
FerEnheil In I'ui-sutt of Prey.
Among tlie furiosities of the Nortb-
fiiuptor. (Englandi museum there is
none more interesting than a glass
case containing a smoked cut. In hei-
Hfetiuie puss was a resp; eted resident in a hotel in the town aud certainly paid for her keep by proficiency
in mousing. One day. however, she
disappeared���was searched for, lamented, forgotten���till years after a workman repairing a chimney in the hotel
threw a sudden light on the mystery of
her fate. She was discovered standing in an angle of the brickwork just
as she now appears in the glass case.
and clinched In each fuont paw was
a smoked, dried mouse. Plying lor
their lives up the broad chimney, the
mouse hud led the way not only to>
death, but to unexpected Immortality.
Illrkeii*'   School   Vrlrt.
When Charles Dickens was a boy at
Wellington House academy It was the
secret pride of the students there that
they owned more white mice, red polls
and linnets than any other set of boys
within their ken. These were kept In
hat boxes, drawers and even In the
] school desks. A small but very nccom-
| plished mouse which lived In the corner
of ii Liilln dictionary in Dickons' desk
nnd could draw Uoman chariots, (ire
paper muskets and scale pasteboard
ladders fell at last into an overfull ink
pot and lost both its white coat and Its
life. Dickens nevertheless won a pri2��
for his Latin.
Roy���My mother says there was i.
pound of sand In the last box of pruues
von sent up.
Grocer��� Well, you tell your mother
that was the best scrubbing sand. She
Is a good customer, and 1 threw It in.���
Philadelphia Record.
T(��i����T'�� Knll Nfinte,
"Mamma, what Is Topsy's other
"Topsy In the piny? I don't know,
dear. I puess she hasn't any other.
It s Just Topsy. that's all."
"Oh. she has another name. I heard
papa speak of It yesterday, but 1 can't
think of It now. Oh, yes. 1 remember.
It's Topsy Turvy!"
Valued   Compel llnr.
Emellne���Sara Is my greatest consolation In life.
Emellne���Everybody says she talks
more than I do.
CnHtnninry  Notice.
"Are the races coining to town?"
"1   don't   know,"    answered    young
Mrs.   Torklns.     "My   husband   hasn't
yet said Anything about our having to
A  Dlanod  Opinion.
She���I think it's so silly of lovers to
He���Yes. the making up Is so cxpeg.
si"*".���Brooklvn IM%,


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